You already know that molluscs are remarkable, awesome, beguiling and generally terrific, but are you aware of just how nifty some predators of molluscs can be? Mollusc POW is about all things molluscan, and predation can't be ignored as a key factor in shaping the evolution of these beasts. So, over the coming months I'll be featuring cool-things-that-eat-molluscs.
remnants of the US population of Snail Kites reportedly live almost exclusively on one species: Pomacea paludosa (pictured below thanks to the Pomacea Project).
Snail kites have several morphological adaptions to aid their molluscivorous lifestyle including needle-like talons and that wacky long decurved bill.
I had intended a photo of snail kite in action ruining a poor little Pomacea's day but sadly all the good ones I could find online are restricted use. If anyone out there knows of a Snail Kite-and-prey photo I can link to then please get in touch.