Snail style. .. Painting snails bright colors makes them more visible to predators. Snail style Painting snails bright colors makes them more visible to predators
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#5 - takenpie
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Painting snails bright colors makes them more visible to predators.
#28 to #5 - anon id: dcfc1928
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Or, the bird will think it's a piece of litter. How often do you see a yellow polka dot snail? NOT VERY ******* OFTEN. So, the bird's just like "Well that's clearly not a ******* snail" and leaves it alone.
#41 to #28 - anon id: 3afff007
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But birds like collecting interesting looking trash. Especially if it is shiny..
User avatar #51 to #41 - bumbojumbo
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Not all birds, crows.
User avatar #64 to #41 - xecoq
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the snail is not ************* shiny
User avatar #71 to #5 - missrainbowdash
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yet he is still alive, I doubt there's too many predators in an urban setting, the main predator is people stepping on them.
User avatar #74 to #5 - empithree
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we are predators
User avatar #60 to #5 - ghouleyed
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But bright colors also frightens it's enemies.

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#44 to #5 - brenton
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User avatar #34 to #5 - nexdemise
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Can also serve as a warning for predators meaning that it is inedible, poisonous, kind of how wasps are.
#40 to #5 - DeadlyHorizons
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#67 to #40 - anon id: dcfc1928
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...Then it becomes artificial selection.
#72 to #67 - anon id: 5c0d77e2
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Humans are part of nature, so it's still natural selection.
User avatar #76 to #72 - ponieskilledmyacc
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So being adorable is actually useful since the animal gets protection from the humans? That might as well be the best tool for survival ever.
User avatar #81 to #76 - cornrun
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That's how pets work
User avatar #14 to #5 - thefasrdog
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Well it obviously survived in the wild for two months...
User avatar #18 to #5 - tabarzins
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bright colours are usually a sign for predators that the animal is poisonous.
User avatar #3 - schmettermuschi
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I bet the snails feel dirty and kinda crippled afterwards and the other snails don't want to hang with them anymore because they attract birds. What if snails are racist about shells? That bitch destroys FAMILIES.
User avatar #43 to #3 - nebuchadnezzaurus
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"We don't take kindly to yellow shells around here"
User avatar #1 - crazyolitis
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Not sure if that's such a good idea, I mean, birds eat snails and this way they're easier for them to spot. While I love the idea of not stepping on snails, you're also making them more vulnerable.
#89 to #1 - anon id: 052ea670
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On the other hand some insects use color to warn predators that they are poisonous or taste bad (or so the thought goes). This person (most likely a she) could be making these snails look as appetizing as a cockroach dinner at a five star restaurant.
#8 to #1 - walmartysghost **User deleted account**
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but bright colors in nature signify poison
User avatar #11 to #8 - crazyolitis
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Yeah, but in some enviroment there aren't any poisonous snails, so birds don't know that bright is supposed to be poison.
#12 to #11 - anon id: a937f59d
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You're assuming birds look for colours at all, most animals don't see the way we do. It's just as likely they look for moving brown blobs and disregard everything else.
User avatar #13 to #12 - crazyolitis
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Some birds can actually see further into the light spectrum than us.
#22 to #1 - broorb
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yet it survived for 2 months, haha.
#23 to #22 - crazyolitis
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It could have survived for 4 months for all we know.
#24 to #23 - broorb
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Aye, true. But such colours act as a warning rather than an attraction - for example ladybirds' colours warn that it tastes bad
User avatar #25 to #24 - crazyolitis
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Where I come from, there are many snails with bright yellow shells. I see them sometimes get eaten by birds. Their bright colour does nothing.
#26 to #25 - broorb
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That's fair enough. Yeah.
#6 to #1 - flemsdfer
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but the birds would be looking for dark shells, right? They wouldn't be interested in real bright, flashy colors when hunting as it's not the color of food.
#45 to #6 - afrosquid
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#7 to #6 - crazyolitis
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Birds don't give a ****. They see soething snail-shaped and they'll eat it.
Birds don't give a ****. They see soething snail-shaped and they'll eat it.
#56 - crazyeyedbioll
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lolololol <3 <3 <3 <3
#83 to #56 - diegotan
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Made me laugh more than the content.
Made me laugh more than the content.
#70 - mrantony
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So, here I am, minding my own business, when some *********** comes up to me, picks me up, and paints my ******* shell!! Then she just lets me go, and all my snail friends are calling me gay because of this damn shell. So I go back to the bitch, and demand for her to take this **** off! All the cunt does is snap a picture of me!
#2 - anon id: fe119e26
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why is every third word "lol"?
#20 to #2 - boozzerr
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wut?
User avatar #4 to #2 - thekeldog
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there is all of 1 lol in the post.
wht?
#63 - pharoahemonch
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< hfw all the other snails call him gay
#69 to #63 - jonnyfunk
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**jonnyfunk rolled a random image posted in comment #25 at Oh my goooodddd. ** "i bet you suck eyes, fagot!"
User avatar #21 - tuckthisphit
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that text gave me cancer
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User avatar #30 to #21 - nziswat
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you are cancer
#31 to #30 - tuckthisphit
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?
User avatar #33 to #31 - nziswat
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did op ask you to post
User avatar #35 to #33 - tuckthisphit
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By opening the comments to the users,yes.
User avatar #36 to #35 - nziswat
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die
#39 to #36 - tuckthisphit
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#46 to #39 - darthblam
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Do you not see how much of an unreasonable faggoty douche you are making yourself right now?
User avatar #79 - treeeehuggeer
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Thats adorable.
#65 - hiddeninhat
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Aaah. So, this guy posts something positive, yet stupid, and you guys thumb him up?   
   
I must say, the story is beautiful and he deserves it, but seriously!?
Aaah. So, this guy posts something positive, yet stupid, and you guys thumb him up?

I must say, the story is beautiful and he deserves it, but seriously!?
User avatar #84 to #65 - fannypackattack
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Kind of common sense, guy. Anyway, I didn't thumb you down because of Leo's face.
User avatar #85 to #84 - hiddeninhat
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Oh. I don't really mind thumbs but thanks anyways. That green one in your comment is mine and, in retrospect, I think I didn't really mean what I said.

I was just really in a bad mood.
User avatar #86 to #85 - fannypackattack
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Hey, we all have those days. Just, uh... try and keep it out of FJ, because these ******* will mercilessly thumb you down. I love you. Good day.