White Lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis)

Walk along any hedgerow with lush vegetation at the moment and you will see lots of these snails. Hogweed leaves, nettle leaves, brambles, thick bladed grasses; any plant with good nutritious leaves and this snail will be quite at home.

They can occur quite high up on some plants and so are obviously very good climbers.

The White Lipped Snail also comes in all sorts of colours too, from this striking 'Everton Mint' pattern to much paler browns.

This is one of the most common creatures around at the moment but because they snails and not very popular I think they get rather over looked.

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