Thursday, June 3, 2010

Leucochloridium paradoxum in Strømmen

Last Sunday a movement caught my attention in my garden. It turned out to be an example of Leucochloridium paradoxum, that is a parasite in a snail trying to get the attention of a bird so that the bird can eat it! Well, I had my Android availabel, and the result is this short film:

As I showed my discovery to the neighbours I certainly reinforced their impression of me!


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  2. The Parasitic Worm That Turns Snails Into Disco Zombies - Wired covered this phenomenon in the Absurd Creature of the Week section in September 2014 -