Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) Feeding On Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821)

    Euglandina rosea has been observed employing two different feeding strategies. During the first strategy the snail attacks, grasps, and consumes the intended prey alive (see images below). The second strategy is similar but the Euglandina actually swallows the prey and its shell.  Also see:  Danger! Snail On The Prowl

    The Euglandina illustrated below were taken into captivity in western St. Johns County, Florida on 10/13/2008 and maintained in a small terrarium (plastic container). On 10/16/2008 a pair of living Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821) [Asian Tramp Snail] were introduced into the terrarium. The larger of the Euglandina immediately crawled to the closest Bradybaena, which was retracted into its shell, rolled it on its side and without further ado, ate it alive.

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Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) Feeding On Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821)

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Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) Feeding On Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821)

Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) Feeding On Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821)

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Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) Feeding On Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821)

Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) Feeding On Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821)

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