Seashell: Snail

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Before i became interested in shells in 2002, i never paid attention to snails. In Mountain View, California, where i live, after rain they come out on the street and one often steps on them by mistake. Since i became interested in shells, one day i bumped into a snail and picked it up. Observe, what spiral and beauty lies on its shell! These photos are taken in 2002. It is crawling on a paper plate.

garden snail
snail snail