I’ve see these snail shells with some regularity on our land, so why is it I’ve never seen a live snail that I can recall in the 40 years we’ve owned the property?
Conversing with an acquaintance in a bar down in Alabama years ago we got to talking about opossums. He said “I think possums are the only animal that’s born dead” because the only time he’d ever seen one was squashed on a road somewhere. I think I may have found another species that possesses that same strange characteristic. Regardless, they do make for lovely photographic subjects.