Hairy Snail ?


I found this juevenile snail today. It is teeny-weeny small. But the startling thing I discovered about it when I got the photos on the PC was that the shell had fine hairs on it. Apparently this helps it stick to the leaves when feeding. Double-click image for a closer look.


Juvenille Snail

© Peter Hillman ♦ 3rd April 2020 ♦ Rear garden, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


21 thoughts on “Hairy Snail ?

  1. I think you’re right about the purpose of the little structures. Did you touch or prod them with something? It looks like they might be rather more stiff extensions of the shell material than softer and hairlike. Or maybe it was chilly and that’s the molluscan equivalent of goose bumps?

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