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There is a lot of controversy about those Giant snails, but that one is massive, although quite how she copes with the mucus trail it will leave on her hand and probably clothes, I cannot imagine.

The mucus they leave behind is very difficult to wash off and is protective for the muscular foot, slugs, of course, produce the same mucus.

Interesting animals to study, the same group as advanced forms such as the octopus and squid - both of which have eyes virtually identical to mammals and those molluscs are capable of learning..... Cousteau demonstrated that many years ago in one of his made for TV films where the octopus learned to unscrew a glass jar lid to get at a small crab for lunch. It remembered the technique months later.....
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I knew a chap who used to race snails.

One day in an effort to streamline it for more speed he removed its shell.

That apparently just made it sluggish 🤪

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I was never allowed proper pets as a child. All I had was a Tortoise (two at one point), some Mexican jumping beans and an African Giant Snail. The Snail was rubbish and never moved. It took a while to establish that it was in fact an Ex Giant Snail and had ceased to be. I blame my older sister and brother who were allowed Rabbits and stuff like that but never looked after the little feckers so my father had to do it and by the time it got around to me wanting a pet they were pretty much banned. I brought a "Dace" home once (a fish) that I caught in the river Tees and put it in a tin bath but the next morning it was dead. I think all this "Pet Trauma" scarred me for life.
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I was never allowed proper pets as a child. All I had was a Tortoise (two at one point), some Mexican jumping beans and an African Giant Snail. The Snail was rubbish and never moved. It took a while to establish that it was in fact an Ex Giant Snail and had ceased to be. I blame my older sister and brother who were allowed Rabbits and stuff like that but never looked after the little feckers so my father had to do it and by the time it got around to me wanting a pet they were pretty much banned. I brought a "Dace" home once (a fish) that I caught in the river Tees and put it in a tin bath but the next morning it was dead. I think all this "Pet Trauma" scarred me for life.

I think all those potential pets got off lightly - after all you killed the pug you had, flogged it to death.
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That's harsh even for a Pug, Jim would not be pleased.
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I think all those potential pets got off lightly - after all you killed the pug you had, flogged it to death.
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They do Jan

My daughter had two

But of course they were not wild

Very intelligent

And I just canít bring myself to kill an intelligent animal

But then again I couldnít kill one deemed to be unintelligent either

Slugs snails do we know they have no intelligence ?

Feel no pain ?

So my garden is not a killing zone

And together we just make do with what we have

And young rats are so delightful as all young are

And I have to say Iíve so loved watching them play

But of course Iím weird

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We were talking about rats, you know Sandra, she can change the thread subject in two posts anytime.
True you love me or hate me

My mind wanders between today and yesterday

And I donít really mind if you hate me

Iím old, maybe never right

But this girl is not senile yet

Feels really strongly about things

Be it frogs , rats, brexit etc

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