The shells were numerous. Many shells were found in the "chewed-up state"pictured here.
Found on the bank, believe that the holes are that of a canine or cat. Other possibilities?
Recently dead. Several of various sizes found.
Remains of snail shells at thrushes anvil
The molluscs or mollusks/ˈmɒləsks/, compose the large phylum of invertebrate animals known as the phylum Mollusca. Around 85,000 extant species of molluscs are recognized. Molluscs are the largest marine phylum, comprising about 23% of all the named marine organisms. Numerous molluscs also live in freshwater and terrestrial habitats. They are highly diverse, not only in size and in anatomical structure, but also in behaviour and in habitat. The phylum is typically divided into 9 or 10...