My family and I have recently moved into a home in Atlanta, Georgia
where we have run across some interesting snails. My wife joked around
about escargot so I decided to look into whether the snails were edible.
I am having a hard time finding forums to post pictures or even identification
resources for that matter. I have attached a photo of the snails I have
recently found. Please let me know if someone could Identify them or
if some other photographs are needed. Thank you. Rob
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A view of the underside of the shell and the opening with the
animal retracted into the shell would help identify these land snails....
Dr. David C.
Landshells are notoriuosly conservative, and apertural views
with the animals fully retracted (or better, a dead specimen) are
needed for hope of ID. having said that, I'd say that any snail
is edible if well-cooked. ... Andrew G
- Mesodon thyroides Say,1816, due to its diameter (ca 24
cm), not elevated shell with pointed spire and thick white reflected
lip. They are common snails in eastern snails but i dont know anything
about palatability. ... Ümit K.