The Snail

I'm still trying to figure this one out.  I almost stepped on this little creature, and would have walked away and not given it a second thought. But then, look what's in its mouth. 

 

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I knew snails ate plants.  My poor mom had a little garden and the snails always chewed up some of her favorite plants.  But seeing this snail eat a piece of mulch or wood ... I just had to stop and take a picture with the Lightroom app on my iPhone.  

I had another blog entry in mind for this day, but what this snail was doing made me forget completely about that blog entry.  This sight was just so bizarre. 

As it turns out, snails not only have a mouth, but teeth as well!  Try thinking about that the next time you see one of them oozing towards you!