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45 responses

  1. Marilyn

    No. (It looks like a conglomeration of snails, slugs, sea scallops, and maybe an armadillo!)

    July 6, 2017 at 8:29 am

  2. Elizabeth Hall

    Snails on a snapping turtle tail?

    July 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

  3. hl

    Leeches on a snapping turtle?

    July 6, 2017 at 8:31 am

  4. Jane

    Snails on a snapping turtle?

    July 6, 2017 at 8:34 am

  5. Alice Pratt

    Bizarre looking! First thought was snails, then leaches, but not on a toad…Elizabeth’s Snapper tail is a good guess, but I think Snapper tails are darker, muddier, not so “clean.”

    July 6, 2017 at 8:35 am

  6. Bobbie Rausch

    Snails or parasites on turtle’s appendage.

    July 6, 2017 at 8:35 am

  7. Suzanne Weinberg

    Leeches on a turtle leg (or some other “soft” part of a turtle).

    July 6, 2017 at 8:37 am

  8. Carl

    These look like leeches on a snapping turtle.

    July 6, 2017 at 8:40 am

  9. marianneblake

    Slugs on an alligator.

    July 6, 2017 at 8:54 am

  10. Looks like a mama snail with young, on a snapping turtle. Fascinating up-close photo!

    July 6, 2017 at 8:55 am

  11. dp

    Baby snails on a toad?

    July 6, 2017 at 8:56 am

  12. Michael J Doten

    I’m thinking snails on a toad…

    July 6, 2017 at 9:02 am

  13. Cathy Craven

    A family of leeches on the tail of a snapper?

    July 6, 2017 at 9:07 am

  14. Paula

    July 6th blog photo looks like seals and slugs on a toad. Very very small slugs

    July 6, 2017 at 9:10 am

  15. Susan

    Gosh, sure hope it’s not a zebra muscle on a turtle appendahe…

    July 6, 2017 at 9:22 am

  16. Susan

    Gosh, sure hope it’s not a zebra muscle on a turtle appendage…

    July 6, 2017 at 9:23 am

  17. Patricia Huckery

    The Mystery Photo picture looks like leeches on a snapping turtle.

    July 6, 2017 at 9:42 am

  18. Marge Menacher

    Snails cleaning a crocodile’s skin.

    July 6, 2017 at 9:57 am

  19. Bridgit Litchfield

    I have seen this before – leeches on a snapping turtle’s leg. Good enough for sci-fi horror flick if motion and sound were added!

    July 6, 2017 at 9:58 am

  20. Sue Wetmore

    Escargo to go! Looks like on some part of a snapping turtle.

    July 6, 2017 at 10:01 am

  21. hillary

    snails on a turtle

    July 6, 2017 at 10:11 am

  22. snails on an aligator tail?

    July 6, 2017 at 10:43 am

  23. Anna Lambe

    Walked out of the house yesterday after reading your fascinating toad write-up and here’s what I found! We have many toads from tiny to large around our house, in a woodland property in south central Ontario, but this is the largest I’ve ever seen.

    I so enjoy reading your blog each day, and am amazed by how often my sitings of flora/fauna coincide with your write-ups.

    Thank-you for sharing your knowledge with so many!

    Anna

    Also including a photo of a tiny toad in my garden- he hopped away from me and dug himself into the sand defiantly! We have sand only near the foundation of our house, elsewhere the soil is rocky, stony clay.

    On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 8:23 AM, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “Can you identify what is in this photo? Submit > answers on the Naturally Curious blog site, under “Comments.” I.D. will be > provided tomorrow! Naturally Curious is supported by donations. If you > choose to contribute, you may go to http://www.naturallycur” >

    July 6, 2017 at 10:45 am

  24. Bill On The Hill...

    Toad warts… What’s for dinner?

    July 6, 2017 at 11:25 am

  25. Looks like snails eating an earthworm…ewwww

    July 6, 2017 at 11:28 am

  26. nat tripp

    Ugly! Leeches on a snapper’s tail? Love your column!!!

    July 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

  27. Laurie Spry

    Didn’t read ‘comments’ to play fair: is it some sort of mollusc hatching on a snapper’s leg?

    July 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

  28. I am going with leeches on an amphibian

    July 6, 2017 at 12:49 pm

  29. Kathy Schillemat

    Leeches on a turtle.

    July 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

  30. Wallie

    About the most bizarre stuff I’ve ever seen- though it looks like it is on the back of some reptile, like a gator-

    July 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm

  31. cdhd2017

    Thought I’d share with you a photo I took yesterday of a Gaul? On a white oak tree in Wooster Ohio.

    Sent from my iPhone Caroline S

    >

    July 6, 2017 at 2:53 pm

  32. cdhd2017

    Looks like some parasitic worm under alligator skin.

    July 6, 2017 at 2:55 pm

  33. Susan

    Looks like larvae erupting from some reptile’s skin – maybe a turtle’s leg. Interesting variety of colors of the eruptees as they develop (if that’s what they are doing).

    July 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm

  34. Linda G.

    I haven’t looked at any of the comments yet, but I will after commenting that it looks like slugs on the back of an American Toad!

    July 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    • Linda G.

      Oh those do look segmented….leech-like. One snail and a lot of leeches?

      July 6, 2017 at 4:27 pm

  35. Parasites erupting from an amphibian or a reptile.

    July 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm

  36. Susan Johnson

    leeches on a turtle’s skin?

    Susan Johnson

    July 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

  37. KT Comcast

    Hmmm.. a snapping turtle with leeches on it?

    July 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm

  38. Juanita Longwell

    Leaches on a turtle.

    July 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm

  39. Slug fest@ a snail orgy! This is what happens when you kiss a toad! Thx

    July 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

  40. Sara

    Leeches?

    July 7, 2017 at 7:57 am

  41. Dorian

    Baby turtles?

    July 7, 2017 at 9:31 am

  42. Rachael Tolman

    Leeches on turtle skin! Eeww!

    July 7, 2017 at 9:43 am

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