Brown Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum) on Jul 23, 2008
Submitter has sample
Description of specimen
One to two inch light brown shells with brown snail inside. Bold behavior and will go out on leaves even during the day time :)
I live on Waxwing Way in Beaverton, Oregon. Since last summer, I have found large snails in my perennial flower garden. These are large light brown snails that are about one inch to two inches. When I was little, I would go to Pierre's Pizza and they had snail shells with cans of escargot. These look exactly like that type of snail--almost collection nice. I am an Oregon Native and gardener and have never seen these in the garden ever. I am working to salt them like slugs.