Spanish Snail (Otala lactea)

Origin: Europe, North America, Australia
Sighted at: My new rental home @ North Austin, TX

The Spanish snail – or “milk” snail, for its milk-white shell – is originally from Europe, but was spread to the British colonies by travelers. Presumably by accident. I don’t imagine families packed up their scant belongings and set sail for the New World in the hopes of introducing snails and slugs to parts uncharted.