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Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

by Sarah C.  Campbell
Photographed by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell

Published by Boyds Mills Press, 2008
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59078-554-6

Ages 4-7

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Drama on a small scale unfolds in this introduction to the wolfsnail, a gastropod that feeds on snails and slugs. A sentence or two per page and large close-up photos document a wolfsnail as it follows a slime trail across a hosta leaf in search of prey. After a brief retreat into its shell when a bird lights nearby, the wolfsnail catches a small snail and uses its tooth-lined tongue to scoop the meat from the shell. A glossary, fact page, and additional information on wolfsnails are included at the book’s close.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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