Posted on April 24, 2021April 24, 2021 by WillemSaturday/ the snail mail is here There was light rain outside and cold weather, all day long (49 °F/ 9 °C). Mister Snail on my porch step, had evidently escaped the boot of the mailman. I put him back in the soil.I believe it’s a brown-lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis). It is one of the most common species of land snail in Europe, and has been introduced to North America. The ‘brown lip’ refers to the lip of the shell opening. There is considerable variety in the color shades and striping of the shells, determined by the dominant and recessive genes in the snail’s DNA.