Today we witnessed an epic battle on a small scale. A Giant Land Snail being attacked by a Peaceful Giant Ground Beetle larvae.Contrary to the beetles name the snail was bombarded with constant vicious attacks.
The snails only defense was to use its mass and attempt to push the beetle larvae off with it’s shell. The tenacious beetle would then burrow under the shell to get to the gastropods fleshy body.

We left the battle in a relative stale mate with the snail retracted and the Beetle larvae still attached. #armchairsafaris #purenature #morethanthebig5

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