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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.....