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White-lipped snail

Cepaea hortensis

Description:

As it was raining, many snails were everywhere. In Slovenia we call them "mali vrtni polž" which means "small garden snail" and the big one we simply call "big garden snail". Both species are often found near vegetable gardens and are very common in Slovenia. The scene was quite comic, it looks like one of them just missed its ride on a big and "fast" Helix pomatia.

Habitat:

On a big rock in the middle of a meadow, high grass near gardens.

Notes:

On the photo there are 2 Cepaea hortensis and one bigger Helix pomatia.

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8 Comments

EvaV
EvaV 5 years ago

Thanks, SukanyaDatta!
And thank you Fyn Kynd for the nomination!!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Ha , ha ha...couldn't find a swifter transport I suppose. Sweetly timed, great shot.

EvaV
EvaV 5 years ago

Thanks! The one on the left just missed his bus ;)

So cute !

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

just awesome!!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

I love your shots!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

This is quite comic!

EvaV
Spotted by
EvaV

Slovenia

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on Jan 12, 2015

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