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Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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plantrob
Jul 8, 2015 8:37 PM CST
Not a bug or insect, but this is probably the closest forum for this question: just wondering what kind of snail I have on my hands. While my garden has plenty of slugs, and my pond has water snails, I've never encountered land snails before. This weekend, I found a bunch of these brown guys on my watercress - which grow in shallow water, but the snails were on the above-water part of the plants. Most pictures I've found show snails of different shapes and colors.


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Zencat
Jul 8, 2015 9:06 PM CST
Were they eating your watercress? The land snails I've encountered with long shells like that tend to eat other snail. I can't find your snail, either. It's kind of neat looking.
Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Ever looking for new plants to kill
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plantrob
Jul 10, 2015 6:22 AM CST
I could not discern that they were eating the watercress - I found them mainly traversing the upright stems, without obvious damage to the plants. But there were no other snails around for them to eat as far as I can tell.
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