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Garden whelk

Observed: 2nd July 2011 By: Pixie78
Garden Whelk

This tiny little snail, with a pointed shell, was sitting on a Lilly bud. I didn't want it to eat my Lilly but didn't have the heart to move the tiny creature. To me, it looks like a sea creature, hence Garden Whelk. I really have no idea what it is and have never seen one before.

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jonmortin's picture

Tiggrx's identification is a

Tiggrx's identification is a lot more plausible! I have never seen this species but the shape is right and the colour banding said to be very variable. It is a coastal species but it has obviously reached your garden!

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Thanks for all the comments. I didn't really know if I'd get a response and I did, a very quick one. I'm forever finding things in my garden and now I know where to come when I'm not sure what they are.

Many many thanks


lordro's picture

Common Name..

I like Pixie's term "Garden Whelk"! Can we try to make it catch on?