So I walk by the aquarium one day and see that there is an assassin snail climbing up the inside of the glass and on a collision course for a pond snail heading the opposite way. “Aha!” I thought to myself, “maybe I am about to see an assassin eat its prey!” So I watched as the two snails crept slowly towards each other…and then finally met face to face…at which point neither even slowed down. Each headed on their original course…the pond snail simply crawled up the front of the assassin snail, moved the length of its shell, and then down off the tip of the shell back to the glass, and proceeded on it’s way. It was the oddest thing! I walked away feeling somewhat amused…the dreaded assassin snail indeed! While this was happening, I noticed that there was a second pond snail a few inches ahead of the assassin, but going in the same direction. A few minutes later, I walked by again to discover that the assassin snail had continued on its way, overtaken the second pond snail, and proceeded to engulf it. Doing so necessitated losing its grip on the glass. It was suspended for a while on some hornwort, then fell to the bottom, finished feeding on the pond snail and departed, leaving an empty shell behind. The whole process look only minutes. I have attached a series of photos… Anyhow, I got to thinking…could the assassin snail have been tracking the pond snail it eventually ate by following its slime trail? Maybe that was why it didn’t eat the first pond snail…it really didn’t know it was there. It would be interesting to run some experiments to see if indeed that is how assassin snails feed…by following the slime trails of their prey.