Snails Fleeing the End Times Flood

Texas is hard at work building up to the first serious flood season we’ve had in years, and the wildlife is taking note.

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During a lull in the storm this morning I wandered through my neighborhood towards a coffee shop and found myself struggling to avoid smooshing various invertebrates who were fleeing their sodden homes in the earth for more solid sanctuaries.

Big fat snails everywhere I looked.

Crawling up trees and twigs:

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Congregating on rocks and tree stumps:

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But staying away from the uncertainty of temporary structures:

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It’s like watching a little apocalypse in action.