The Twelve Days of Snails

The holidays are a time for lists: shopping list, grocery list for the holiday meal, things I must accomplish before the year ends, and Santa’s naughty or nice list.  In case your wondering, all of us at DSN were naughty, except for me.  I’ve been more nasty nice.

To these lists, I will add the Twelve Days of Snails.  Consider it a list of the top 12 reasons why snails are bad ass.  This post is dedicated to my current student who is convinced turtles are cooler than snails.  Hope he has position next semester…just kidding.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my beautiful wife gave to me…

12 Bone snails snacking

11 Larvae lounging

10 Sequential lovers lovin’

9 Parasites piercing

8 Shells spiraling

7 Ladies laying

6 Radulas rasping

5 Iron-Clad Samurai Snails

4 Head penises

3 Hairy shells

2 Endosymbiotic bacteria

And a gastropod in a lit shell

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