Wildlife Wednesday

These brown lipped snails are very common around us. Slugs and snails are gastropods – which can be translated as “stomach foot”, though in fact the stomach is protected inside the shell! The colour and banding of these snails can vary from light yellow to a very dark brown, or even orange. They can have anything from zero to five bands. They are an important food for many birds and small mammals.

Snail on birch

Snail on birch

 

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17 thoughts on “Wildlife Wednesday

  1. nanacathy2

    I often find a heap of empty snail shells between a flower tub and the front door, when they go there I have no idea, as I hardly ever see them in the garden. Lovely photograph.

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