Zombie snail

This video shows how parasites affect a snail’s behavior to make it spread the parasite further. The video is just a “nature show” kind of clip without species names or explanation of the mechanism. So from where I sit it’s hard to imagine how this developed without the intervention of a benevolent Designer who wanted parasites to infect birds, then more snails, then more birds.

For those of you who’d like to know what those pulsating bits are, here’s a diagram of snail anatomy, from Animal Anatomy.

One Response to “Zombie snail”

  1. amstar Says:

    Ok the fact that the snail survives the attack to continue spreading the worms is just icing on the cake. Eeeeevil designer!

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