I found it in Washington state, in a city south of Seattle. I found it next to a bush after it rained on someone's driveway. Here are two pictures of it:

( originally posted in instagram )

Snail photo-1 Snail photo-2

If anyone can identify​ this species, kudos to you.

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It resembles Cepaea nemoralis, or commonly called Grove Snail, belonging to the family Helicidae.


Image Source: WikiMedia Commons

According to Wikipedia, these snails were introduced to North America from Europe. These fascinating creatures occur in diverse forms of shell color as well, as shown below.

Various Shells

Image Source: Metodologie di Programmazione

Here I have found a very detailed shell and body markers for Cepaea nemoralis.

Identification markers

Image Source: ResearchGate


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