Rosy Wolf Snail

The Rosy Wolf Snail (Euglandina rosea) is common to the Southeastern United States.  It is one of several predaceous species of land snail, and actively hunts and eats smaller snails.  In doing so, it acts as a natural pesticide for harmful species.

The Wolf Snail shows God’s genius through its methods of hunting and eating:

– It is outfitted with two special feelers called Oral Lappets.  These act as chemical receptors, and can pick up the slime trails of other snails.  The Wolf Snail follows these trails to find its prey.

– It can move several times faster than other snails, catching up with its prey in a matter of minutes.

– The neck is elongated to act like a vice; it wraps around the prey snail’s shell to hold it in place.

– The Wolf Snail is equipped with a long esophageal tube which is perfectly suited for sliding into the shell of a prey snail to reach the animal inside.

– The radular teeth of the Wolf Snail are shaped like daggers for penetrating slime and snagging snail flesh.

– If a shell is too small to insert the mouthparts into, the Wolf Snail can swallow it whole.  It digests the calcium and uses it to build its own shell.

Learn more about Euglandina rosea at www.molluskman.com

Watch the video below to see a Rosy Wolf Snail on the hunt!

Rosy Wolfsnail on the Hunt

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Leaf-Mimic Butterfly

This butterfly displays one of the best examples of camouflage known to science, and one of the most obvious examples of Divine design.  It is perfectly designed to mimic an unappetizing dead leaf, from the tatters in the brown wings to the way it sways in the breeze.  If it weren’t for the thin legs and antennae, this animal would be impossible to spot among the leaves of the forest.  Not only is this insect almost invisible to predators, but also gifted with great speed and agility.  If disturbed, it can fly away at speeds over 20 miles per hour into the trees.  God gave the Leaf-Mimic Butterfly this wide range of concealing and evasive designs so it can pollinate the tropical plant life in relative peace and safety.

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… the Lord God made them all.

“How countless are your works, Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of Your creatures.”
Psalm 104:24

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