8 Amazing Facts About Snails

If you care about your garden, you’ll probably hate snails. Learn more about your enemies below.

  • Snails can live up to 25 years in the wild.
8 Amazing Facts About Snails
  • The largest land snail was 12 inches long and weighed near 2 pounds.
  • Garden snails have a top speed of 50 yards per hour (0.5 inch per second).
  • Snails are almost blind and deaf, but they have a great sense of smell.
  • Snails do have teeth. The average garden snail has over 14,000 of them.
  • Garden snails evolved from sea snails about 600 million years ago.
  • Snails and slugs are different animals. You cannot turn a snail into a slug by removing its shell.
  • Marine cone snails have one of the most powerful poisons in nature.

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