Fox 17, West Michigan
MUSKEGON, Mich. — The faucet snail is spreading in Lake Michigan, and that bodes ill for water birds native to Michigan, says Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute.
The snail, originally from Europe, carries parasites that kill ducks and coots. When the birds eat the snails, the parasites in the snails can kill the birds. But the snails are small and difficult to kill, said an institute release Tuesday.