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Snails Survive Being Eaten by Birds

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In nature, survival of the fittest usually means being fast or stealthy enough to avoid getting eaten -- but with those two options off the table, one species of tiny snail has found another way to cope.

Like a miniature molluskan Hercules fighting its way through the depths of Hades and back, many of these tiny snails manage a way to survive the perilous journey through the birds' digestive tract, arriving unscathed at the other end -- and it may all be for a greater cause.

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