Story: Snails and slugs

Damaged snail shells

Damaged snail shells

Giant snails can be attacked by a range of predators. From left, these shells have been attacked by a kea or kākā (parrots), a rat, and a wild pig.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1986/2292/10
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Paddy Ryan, 'Snails and slugs - Conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007