A moment ago I was reading the Wikipedia entry on snails after watching a bit on the Food Network about escargot. The Wikipedia entry made a passing reference to the “giant African snail”. Sure, I thought, giant snails. Those have to be what, a couple inches long? Well, that’s kind of neat. So I checked Google Images to find a picture that would give me some sense of scale, and I found:

Now that is a giant snail. Apparently they can grow up to a foot long. The page that picture came from suggests they’re not native to West Virginia, but wherever they are native to, they look like this.

I wonder if they get along with cats.

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