Snailing along

Rina Greeff

Jansenville, South Africa

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A garden snail against a wall in our garden at Jansenville in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
’n Tuinslak teen ’n muur in ons tuin op Jansenville.

Helix aspersa, known by the common name garden snail, is a species of land snail, in the family Helicidae. Although this species is edible, it is often regarded simply as a pest in gardens and to agriculture, especially where it has been accidentally introduced. It is native to the Mediterranean area and western Europe, but has been spread by humans, both deliberately and accidentally, to numerous areas all over the world.

The garden snail is a herbivore and has a wide range of host plants. It feeds on numerous types of fruit trees, vegetable crops, garden flowers, and cereals. It is a food source for many other animals, including small mammals, many bird species, lizards, frogs, centipedes, predatory insects, and predatory terrestrial snails. (Wikipedia)

Camera: CanonEOS 500D Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens

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