Thursday, April 16, 2015

More than he can chew

Yesterday a tiny green flatworm was out hunting snails.

Small mud snail, smaller green hunter

He chose one snail after another, and slithered around and around and around each one, looking for a vantage point to pull the snail out of its shell. Only trouble was, he was far too small to manage it.

He wasn't all that hungry; in the photo you can see the dark spots in his belly; undigested food. Another worm, maybe? An unwary amphipod?

I saw him again this afternoon, on the glass wall. He was completely green; all his food had been digested.

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