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Roman Snail

Observed: 10th June 2009 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates
Roman Snail
Roman Snail
Roman Snail
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I saw these roman snails at 1417 metre on the Seehohe a limestone mountain in Austria. Its the first time I have seen them since I was a trainee in the 1950's when I had to collect snails from the Surrey Downs

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the naturalist man's picture

Snail

Yes, I can think of nothing else that looks quite so large and plain shell colouration. Did you eat it? They are thought to have been brought to Britain as a food source by the Romans, hence the name.

Graham Banwell

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No I could not eat them, I

No I could not eat them, I have had a soft spot for them since the 50's. Then I was working in brewing research and we collected snails so we could extract enzymes used to degrade the cell wall of yeasts without damaging the contents.

Les Pearce
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