The Humble Snail – Day 4 of #30dayswild

I’ve always favoured snails over slugs when I see them in the garden, not sure why I just think their shells are quite cool. Not that I’d ever hurt a slug, in fact when I was little I stroked a slug with my thumb. That slug goo wouldn’t come off for ages! Not my best idea…

Anyway for day 4 of #30dasywild I thought I would do a bit of snail fact finding after finding this snail on a wall. How much do you know about snails?

  • That trail you see on your garden path is from the mucus snails secrete to enable them to move across surfaces without damaging their body.
  • Snails have about 14,000 teeth eek!
  • There is no point in saying hello to a snail as they have no way to hear you! Their eyesight is pretty poor too but to make up for it they have a really strong sense of smell!
  • Snails can smell good up to 2 metres away! Amazing when you consider the scale.
  • 1 metre an hour is the top speed of a snail.
  • Snails are hermaphrodites. They have both male and female parts. Although technically they can mate with themself they tend to find a partner.
  • They can be found all over the world. From the ocean to the desert.

Camilla-Erika X

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie Smith says:

    I’m with you on the snails v slugs thing! And now I have learnt something new today, thank you. 😀

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Debbie!

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