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Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
Lisasgardens
Mar 16, 2016 5:37 AM CST
Hi every,
I was helping a friend in her yard across town from mine. I found the strangest snail I have every seen. She also had regular snails in her garden also.These strange ones were almost like a sea shell shape snail? But all were missing the end of the shell or bottom of she'll?

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Also I have never seen this type of snail in my yard or every for that matter!
Thank you for any help, it will be greatly appreciated.

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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2016 6:21 AM CST
After googling a bit I found this one that looks like it might be the snail in your friends garden: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/NE/decollate_snail.html apparently only legal to introduce to certain areas of your state because of the possibility of becoming invasive and displacing natives.
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Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
Lisasgardens
Mar 16, 2016 9:54 AM CST
You got it exactly, that was it.
Thank you so very much for solving my problem and taking the time to do so. Hurray! Hurray!
Lisa
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2016 9:56 AM CST
You are very welcome!
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