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Eco-photos of the week: Aug. 14-20

Aug. 18, 2011, 6:07 p.m.
A mother Limpkin feeds her young an apple snail from the marshy waters of Sarasota, Fla. on Aug. 14.

Photo: Florida Bird Pictures/Flickr

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The art of snail-catching

A mother limpkin feeds her young an apple snail from the marshy waters of Sarasota, Fla., on Aug. 14. Although limpkins resemble large rails, the species is actually more closely related to cranes.