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Carnivorous Snail

Our indigenous carnivorous snail is every gardeners best friend! They feed on snails, slugs, earthworms and other soft bodied creatures. The shell can reach more than 7cm in length. When “walking”, I have seen some longer than 15cm! Their eye tentacles are similar to common garden snails, but their lower tentacles are forked.

Jean Rodel (www.treefrogs.co.za)

7 replies on “Carnivorous Snail”

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sad when people throw snail bait about in their gardens our indigenous snails then eat poisened garden snails and die. put a small amount of snail bait in a flat container at night and dispose of the dead garden snails in the dust bin.

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