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Photo of the Month - September 2010
Hello Nature Canada,
I thought I would share this cute rare moment that I captured in my backyard this summer. I actually have a whole set of images of the younger snail aproaching from behind and crawling over top of the older one. Too cute! I couldn't help but think of "Leap Frog," but in this case I guess it's "Leap Snail!" Enjoy!
We all agree that this photo is indeed too cute! Thanks for sharing it with us, Sarah. Even though these snails are so tiny, they can't help but capture your attention.
Snails are distinguished from other gastropods by their spiral shells. These shells are formed from calcium carbonate so, like humans, snails require calcium in their diet.
Interesting fact: Most snail shells are "right-handed." If you view a snail with the shell spiral facing you, it will generally proceed in a clockwise direction from the centre to the outer opening.
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