Snails live in fresh
water or on land. The ramshorn snail, however, is a pond creature.
It is said to be the largest animal to be found in a muddy stagnant
A snail’s sense of touch
is good, while it has no sense of hearing. A snail’s sense of smell
is centered in an organ located inside their mantle cavity, near its
gills. (The mantle is the thin layer covering the soft parts of
Snails are very light in
weight. The average weight is around an ounce, but it is strong
enough to pull behind it a weight of up to one pound.
Having taken a look at
so many interesting features of the snail, could we leave out the
most important one? The snail’s actual pace. Some fast “running”
varieties are said to cover one hundred and fifty feet in an hour,
while the fastest of the common land snail can manage two feet in
three minutes! A speed of forty feet an hour!! And how about the
slower ones? They average a speed of two feet per hour.