Molluscs can be incredibly small compared to other organisms on Earth, so naturally they have some predators. Mice and shrews can chew through the tops of the shells in order to acquire its food (Dourson, 2006). Some beetles that are smaller are able to enter the aperture to remove it (Dourson, 2006). Salamanders can also be a predator to Molluscs. One may find that molluscs  also face predation by rats, moles, badgers, toads, frogs, crabs, turtles, ants, and humans (Welcome, 2012).

This is a picture of some basic beetles that might become predators to snails. From: <>

There are even predation interactions between the snails themselves.  As young snails hatch, they feed on their own shell as well as the shells of other snails for nutrients (Welcome, 2012).  The shell may even still have a snail inside while the hatched snail feeds on it (Welcome, 20112).

A snail is considered to be a primary consumer in the food web (BBC, 2012). While the snails eat producers (BBC, 2012).

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