Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758, pair mating, Søborg, Denmark, 5 June 2014
Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758, Søborg, Denmark, 8 May 2014
Love darts at work!
Very healthy population in our backyard - I find it very fascinating that these creatures live up to 8 eight years, and in captivity up to 20 years! Not to mention what they do with their love darts....
Found on a driveway not far from the beach in Ayr / Troon.
Romansnail, Weinbergschnecke, Helix pomatia.
Helix pomatia, common names the Burgundy snail, Roman snail, edible snail or escargot, is a species of large, edible, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae. It is a European species. It is called by the French name escargot when used in cooking.