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Snails are more resilient then prior thought.

Imagine if you ate an animal and then later saw it smiling back at you, unscathed, from the toilet bowl.

Something similar happens to birds that eat snails, since new research shows the snails can survive passage through the bird’s digestive tract…

A new study has found that around 15% of all snails eaten by hungry birds survive the ordeal and live to be eaten another day. In fact, one of the snails in the study immediately gave birth right after she crawled out of the bird’s waste.


Image via parl [Flickr]