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Liguus Tree Snail


Liguus Tree Snail, Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Key Largo, Florida, United States

© Judd Patterson (Photo #647)

Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon 300mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: June 3, 2006
Location: Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park - Key Largo, Florida

Comments: The Liguus genus of tree snails are native to tropical hardwood hammocks of south Florida. They typically spend the winter "dry" season attached to the trunks and branches of trees. Once conditions are wet enough, their tight seals against the tree are broken and they can once again move about. They are the most active immediately after a rain storm when humidity levels are very high.