Alien Snail – Movie

My sisters husband (Thomas Wetterstrand) found this strange little creature on a straw and I ran to get any camera. I didn’t have my SD14 with me so my little brothers GS400 3CCD Panasonic had to do. (Very important information, not!)

First we thought we had found some sort of alien creature but after a short conversation with google we realized that it was only a parasite (!). Apparently it’s taking control of this poor snail only to be eaten (if seen enough) by a bird. Not sure though if it will eventually kill the bird or only live inside.

Have anyone seen anything like this before? Thread about this movie over at dpreview.

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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5 Responses to Alien Snail – Movie

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  2. Igor Panorowski says:

    quite common and well known bird parasite.
    Adult parasite is living in a bird, the bird has the eggs of it in it´s excrement.

    Snail is eating it and the larvae is in the snail.
    After a while it is making sporocyte tubes which are coloured and wandering in the antennary of the snail.

    They are pulsating to be more atractive for a bird. The bird is eating the antenna and has now parasite.
    Cheers
    Igor
    http://www.panodrom.com

  3. hank says:

    very intersting explanation, Igor.. Thank you for that… I learned xomething new, today about nature.

  4. oakley says:

    that is so disgusting, parasites are disgusting

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