Apple snail eggs: can apple snails and limpkins follow?

34-P1090116

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.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s