They say you don’t choose your cat, your cat chooses you. It is the same with snails.
I noticed this snail about two years after my friend Jodi gave me this terrarium. I’ve since found others. This is the largest– just bigger than a piece of orzo. They seem so improbable– almost mythical– with long pointed shells like unicorn horns.
There is a teeny one just to the right of the crystal, here, not even the size of a grain of sushi rice. The shaggy moss and plant are from up on the mountain behind my house. I thought this terrarium was snail-free. But no.
It’s a mystery.