Ants are not the only ones to get attacked,
our friendly snails have been targeted as well. A parasitic worm called Leucochloridium takes over the snails eyes. What do these
worms do? They pulsate causing the snails to look they're at a rave! The point of the pulsating method is to mimic a maggot or caterpillar so that it'll get eaten by a predator such as a bird. Once this sneaky fungi makes his way into the bird it will reproduce in its stomach.
This is where it gets pretty gnarly and gross, the eggs are released into the birds feces and you can only guess where this goes next. New snails come along and eat that up! So what happens next? The whole process happens over and over again, wiping out many snails. The fungi inside the snail usually grows from a white tissue into some sort of tumor. Next, this fungus leaves larvae inside of the snails eye stalks, and you can fill in the rest. To be honest, i'm left feeling bad for all these insects that die out.