8 Fun Facts About Snails

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


1
Snails can live up to 25 years in the wild.

2
The largest land snail was 12 inches long and weighed near 2 pounds.

3
Garden snails have a top speed of 50 yards per hour (0.5 inch per second).

4
Snails are almost blind and deaf, but they have a great sense of smell.

5
Snails do have teeth. The average garden snail has over 14,000 of them.

6
Garden snails evolved from sea snails about 600 million years ago.

7
Snails and slugs are different animals. You cannot turn a snail into a slug by removing its shell.

8
Marine cone snails have one of the most powerful poisons in nature.