Kentish Snail

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The Kentish Snail (Monacha (Monacha) cantiana) is one of the commonest snails I notice on my walks along the edge of local woodland.

The shell has a lovely mottled appearance, which can vary. It is one that can be found in gardens, too, but I have not seen any here in my own.

15 thoughts on “Kentish Snail

  1. It is good to see the different perspectives of this snail – beautifully caught for the rest of us to enjoy.

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  2. A nice looking snail, but the name made me smile. As a Maid of Kent myself, rather than a Kentish Maid (Kent geography), I have to wonder whether there is a ‘Snail of Kent’ as well?

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  3. Obviously this is a different species than the ones I see in a certain Galveston cemetery, but the mottling is similar, and just as attractive. After a controlled burn on a prairie, I’m always astounded by the number of snail shells around. Clearly, there are more of the creatures living among us than most of us notice.

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    1. You are sure right about there being more around than we realise. They tend to come out at night to feed and mate, and I have to watch my footing in the garden for other species of snail otherwise there is a nasty crunch underfoot.

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  4. Nice. I rarely see snails. Just luck I guess because I am sure there are plenty enough. I especially like the first with the tentacles and eyes fully extended.

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  5. Slugs are not shy about being seen but they are shy about seeing you. I’ve had to wait out my share of them before the eyes get exposed again. Slugs don’t have to worry about escargot. 🙂

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    1. Lol! It’s when you turn your back on them or go to do something for a couple of minutes only to find they have vanished! And I think they don’t surely move that quickly???

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