The mighty cone snail

Friday feeding fun: fear this fabulous fauna!

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4 Responses to The mighty cone snail

  1. Eric says:

    I remember when I was Okinawa there was a story of a serviceman who came off the beach with a cone snail in each hand…held them up and shook them around to get his buddies attention. Both snails struck out and envenomated him, with fatal effects.

  2. Anthony Doerr wrote a short story about cone snails called “The Shell Collector.” The day I read it was the day I learned to fear cone snails.

  3. Eric – Because who ever heard of a poisonous SNAIL? At least, until it’s too late…

    Girl Detective – I shall have to seek it out. Cone snails in literature! Excellent!

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