Daily Decay (26th February 2017): Channelled Apple Snail (Pomacea sp.) @ Pasir Ris

This Apple Snail shell was found along the shore, close to the mouth of a large canal. Since this is the shell of a freshwater snail in a coastal marine environment, it was most likely washed downstream, then deposited by the tide.

However, it’s also possible that misguided acts of release by people wanting to gain good karma by releasing captive animals into the wild may have resulted in this Apple Snail ending up on the shore; I’ve personally come upon dead and decaying Apple Snails along the shore at another site along the coast, obviously released by well-meaning people who did not realise that dumping freshwater animals into a marine environment was the worst possible thing they could do if they wanted to ‘save’ animals.

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