Carnivorous Snail

Our indigenous carnivorous snail is every gardeners best friend! They feed on snails, slugs, earthworms and other soft bodied creatures. The shell can reach more than 7cm in length. When “walking”, I have seen some longer than 15cm! Their eye tentacles are similar to common garden snails, but their lower tentacles are forked.

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6 Responses to Carnivorous Snail

  1. mol-d January 28, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    killer! 😉

  2. jill charlotte March 12, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    love to hear this as we are introducing these snails into our garden to control snaila eating our seedlings plus!!! xx jill charlotte

  3. Marcell November 25, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Where can one find or buy some of these snails please? Kind regards Marcell

  4. Marcell November 25, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    Where can one find or buy some of these snails in South Africa please? Kind regards Marcell

  5. Lunga Dlova April 22, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    What is the difference between carnivorous snails and African giant snails?

  6. Frances Jackson October 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

    sad when people throw snail bait about in their gardens our indigenous snails then eat poisened garden snails and die. put a small amount of snail bait in a flat container at night and dispose of the dead garden snails in the dust bin.

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