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neoh
06-21-2013, 07:21 AM
What kind of snail is this?

He's a hitchhiker. Never seen 'em before, just appeared on the glass this evening. Ugly little bastard, too.

http://imageshack.us/a/img203/9296/5in8.jpg

Mandosh
06-21-2013, 07:24 AM
cowrie.

neoh
06-21-2013, 07:26 AM
really?

weird! Thanks for the quick ID.

Myka
06-21-2013, 02:09 PM
Yeah, probably a Ringed Cowrie. That's a great hitchhiker!

pinkreef
06-21-2013, 04:06 PM
cowries are neat snails, he will retract his 'ugly' covering if disturbed and
expose his nice shiny shell. i have a gold ring hitcher ive had for years

gobytron
06-21-2013, 05:12 PM
I've paid 5$ for one of those before.

dreef
06-21-2013, 05:31 PM
One of my favorite snails..seriously I've only lost a couple in years. They hide under rocks and stuff and come out when the lights are out at night.