I was on vacation recently and found some wild snails (okay, combed the woods until I found some) and can't identify them. I found them in the mountains in western NC (USA). The five adults have brown shells- light brown to a dull brown, some have speckled darker shell markings and one has white bits towards the top. The shells look a bit like my aspersas' shells shape-wise, but the aspersas are an inch and these are about 4 cm diameter. The two juveniles have the same coloring but the shells are kind of flattish, like not as vertical as the young aspersas' shells. And then I found one baby, about 7 mm shell length, who is adorable. The bodies are all gray, except for the baby's which is almost black. Will post pictures if my phone will cooperate. So, any ideas?
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If you can figure that one out, then you are either Sherlock, a Ravenclaw, or just plain strange.
You can be sure there is a ton of info about the wild snails from your area on the internet. You just have to find it. I think you are in North Carolina so you can search using your locality an the word "landsnail". In just one search I found this, maybe it can help ? "Land Snails of the Great Smokey Mountains" with many hints on snail collecting and photos to help identification. www.clemson.edu/public/naturalist/2011_upstate_master_naturalist_class/pdf/snails_smoky_mtns.pdf Good luck !