Thursday, December 21, 2017

Apple Snail

When you find Apple Snails, you should look for Snail Kites. These kites eat almost nothing else but Pomacea snails. These raptors’ long, down-curved bills are adapted for extracting their prey from the snail shell. As we walked along the large wetland at Hacienda La Pacifica on 7 July, we found both Apple Snail shells and Snail Kites. Unfortunately, the kites flew too far and too fast for me to take a pictures of the kites.

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