Photo: A cute terrestrial gastropod mollusk

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credit: Ursa Hawthorne

Our photo of the day comes from Victoria, British Columbia.

Reader Ursa Hawthorne sent us this detailed photo of a terrestrial gastropod mollusk, otherwise known as a land snail. She writes that she came across it "hiding in a holey brick on my compost bin." It's so easy to overlook the little creatures, but what a wonder even a snail can be.

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