LARS THOMAS: The snail hunterWednesday 15th September 2021
A new series from Lars Thomas in Copenhagen, who describes some of the more peculiar creatures that he comes across during his activities as a Naturalist and Cryptozoologist.
This is a carabid beetle called Cychrus caraboides, or more dramatically, the Snail Hunter. It is a fairly common large and nimble-footed animal, which seems rather over-the-top, as the beetle specialises in eating snails, and last time I looked, they were anything but nimble-footed. The long and narrow head enables the beetle to stick its entire head into a snail’s shell, and sort of eat it from the inside out. For good measure, it will gladly eat a slug as well.
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