Exotic Apple Snails, Pink Eggs, and Limpkins

Exotic Apple Snail Shells

Exotic Apple Snail Shells

Pink Exotic Apple Snail Eggs

Pink Exotic Apple Snail Eggs

Close-up of Pink Exotic Apple Snail Eggs

Close-up of Pink Exotic Apple Snail Eggs

Baby Exotic Apple Snail Beside Egg

Baby Exotic Apple Snail Beside Egg

Limpkin Eating an Exotic Apple Snail

Limpkin Eating an Exotic Apple Snail

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Apple snails are the favorite food of limpkins and snail kites.  Young alligators and snapping turtles will also eat them.  These large beautiful snails lay bright pink eggs!

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

2 Responses to Exotic Apple Snails, Pink Eggs, and Limpkins

  1. Kacy Kaszyk says:

    Beautiful pictures! The pink eggs are actually from channeled apple snails. They are an invasive species much like the apple snails but much larger. They eat all vegetation in lakes so are very dangerous to the ecosystem.

    • Pam says:

      Thank you so much for that information – I really appreciate it! Hopefully the limpkins eat lots of those snails since they are exotics. Florida certainly has its share of exotic species such as pythons and iguanas, in addition to numerous fish, plant, and animal species.

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