Freaky snail!

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Springy

Freaky snail!

Post by Springy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:24 pm

I promise you that this is not photoshopped or a trick of any kind. I can honestly say that I saw this snail today and took the photos on my phone!
I'm not sure if it's shell had been damaged and so it changed its use or if it had always grown this way! :shock:
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Nothing unusual here?!
Nothing unusual here?!
Now look from the other side!!!!
Now look from the other side!!!!

call

Re: Freaky snail!

Post by call » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:25 pm

:shock:

kata

Re: Freaky snail!

Post by kata » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:39 pm

Hmm...strange behaviour Springy,

:o

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Yorkshire Kris
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Re: Freaky snail!

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:49 pm

Hermit slug.

Springy

Re: Freaky snail!

Post by Springy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:52 pm

I'm still struggling to get my head round it!! icon_scratch

When I go back to the area tomorrow I'm going to have another look for it. I was busy when I saw it and just took a quick photo. I wish I had studied it a bit more now as I have never seen anything like it before!
Hopefully it won't have travelled too far! :?

I guess the shell was damaged so it decided to use the hole as it's new 'door' and has repaired the damage as it continued to grow!

Conifers
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Re: Freaky snail!

Post by Conifers » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:00 pm

Springy wrote:I guess the shell was damaged so it decided to use the hole as it's new 'door' and has repaired the damage as it continued to grow!
That was my thought looking at the pics too

fern Rob

Re: Freaky snail!

Post by fern Rob » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:31 pm

I have never seen anything like that snail before.

Tom2006
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Re: Freaky snail!

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Has it come in on a ship from Japan?!
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

flounder

Re: Freaky snail!

Post by flounder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:59 pm

That is unusual......KILL IT! :wink:

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