|Plaited Door Snail, Cochlodina laminata. High Elms Country Park, 21 July 2012.|
Here is it in the palm of my hand. You can see it is quite small. But when I waited to see if anything was still living in the shell, I found that its owner was smaller still.
|The Plaited Door Snail comes out of its shell. High Elms Country Park, 21 July 2012.|
What a tiny creature to have such a shell! Apparently this snail lives on algae, small fungi and decaying wood, usually on the ground in leaf litter. In humid weather it climbs trees, though that was not where I found it. If it has to pull that shell up trees it must be quite strong.
|The Plaited Door Snail walks away. High Elms Country Park, 21 July 2012.|
In these woods you can also find the Roman Snail, which is huge in comparison.