Thursday, 5 July 2012

A "leopard snail".
I thought that these were "good" snails, as they are supposed to eat other snails.
But I just found out that they are also heavy eaters of young plants.
You learn something new every day!

6 comments:

Babzy said...

beautiful specimen :)

SimTech said...

Interesting markings, I guess a little slower than a proper Leopard... but probably less likely to be turned into a coat!

VP said...

So are they cannibals or vegetarians?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes I think it's a fact, snails are not good for young seedlings. I've not seen one quite so clearly as this before Gunn.

JM said...

Great find! I don't know if we have these 'leopards' here.

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

I think this is a slug, it does not travel around with its own little house. Slugs are really not at all friend to the gardener.