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Giant panda snail

It isn’t black and white, doesn’t eat bamboo, and certainly isn’t cuddly – no one seems to know why this largest of Australian land snails is called ‘panda’. Think of an ordinary garden snail but blown up to a size … Continue reading

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It’s spring and a naturalist’s thoughts turn to …

… snails, actually. After the record rains last week (in 24 hours Lismore 139 mm; my back deck 103 mm – although the absolute record for my back deck is 187 mm in 24 hours a couple of years ago; … Continue reading

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Giant pink slugs and cannibal snails

These newly named snails might be in northern New South Wales, but unfortunately Mt Kaputar is a long way from me, otherwise I’d be tempted to go looking for them. Read the articles here and here. Thanks to Jane for … Continue reading

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