All the Year Round: A Nature Reader - Vol. 2

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WINTER.

1. THE POND SNAIL.

THE pond snail makes its home in ponds. It has one broad foot which helps it to move about, or to fasten itself to different things it finds in the water.

The snail has two little horns or feelers in front. If we watch these feelers, we shall see that it keeps them moving as if it were feeling its way. The eyes are at the base of the feelers, and look like two black dots. The mouth is between them; but we shall find that it is below the feelers.

Have you ever seen this strange creature come to the surface to breathe? It has a little opening in its side, through which air passes. It is fine

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