Food Chain

What Eats A Snail?

A Snail In Motion
What Eats A Snail? Photo:Hakan Svensson

What eats a snail?

What do snails eat?

Snails are at the bottom of most food chains, and near the outside of most food webs, so a lot of creatures like to eat them.

Many types of birds—especially water birds such as geese and gulls—like to eat snails. Some snakes eat snails, and so do some types of mammals such as raccoons, which like a meal of snails from time to time.

Some people even like to dine on snails. In fact, in the country of France, some types of snails are considered a delicacy—which means something very special and very good to eat.

As for, what do snails eat? They eat vegetation, including leaves.

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.
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