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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Feb 23, 2016 12:00 PM CST
Maybe you could eat him? They're a delicacy in France you know. Seriously, though, is this a native species? Because I think I read somewhere that the southern US is facing an invasion of some sort of snail introduced from SE Asia. Might want to google on that... in the meantime, melt some butter and mm mm mmmm.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 23, 2016 5:49 PM CST
I tried to ID him, but found out there were lots of very similar looking snails. Just the thought of eating a slimy snail is a bit sickening to me. I was thinking when I found him that he must be some sort of introduced snail because I had never seen one that big, but I think I do remember finding a few similar to him last year. I might have imported some in with all the leaves I picked up, just hoping that there will not be many of them. Looked to me like he could eat an entire plant by himself.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Feb 24, 2016 10:01 AM CST
You needs to get yourself a couple of hens, Larry. Turn them slugs and snails into eggs. Mm mm mmmm
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 24, 2016 9:14 PM CST
I think you may have a cannibalistic Wolf Snail that feeds on plant eating snails which would be a good thing to have in your garden.
http://www.molluskman.com/Euglandina_rosea.html
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Feb 25, 2016 6:40 AM CST
Cool!
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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Feb 27, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Killer snails in Enterprise. Details at 11. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 12, 2016 6:00 PM CST
Opps!

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