Apple Snail

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These are the eggs of the apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata.  Just like in Hawaii, in Florida, it an invasive species.  When first detected in Florida, there were concerns it would impact the snail kites. The snail kites feed on the apple snails quite successfully. This does not mean, the apple snail does not have a significant impact on the Everglades. 

© Darcy Oishi 2017