Apple snail eggs: can apple snails and limpkins follow?


In the last two years we have seen apple snail eggs on an indiscriminate number of woody or leafy or stemlike objects in the creek.  These are the eggs of the native apple snails, a major food of the limpkin.

We have seen only one apple snail case on the creek, but no live snails.  The native snails are much smaller than the exotic snails which have taken over Lake Jackson in Tallahassee.

This was the first sighting of the year, although last year and the year before we saw them throughout the creek.  We expect to see more through the season.



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