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Snail

Snail is a common name loosely applied to shelled gastropods. The name is most often applied to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs. However, the common name snail is also used for most of the members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have a coiled shell that is large enough for the animal to retract completely into. When the word "snail" is used in this most general sense, it includes not just land snails but also numerous species of sea snails and freshwater snails. Gastropods that naturally lack a shell, or have only an internal shell, are mostly called slugs, and land snails that have only a very small shell (that they cannot retract into) are often called semi-slugs.

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Purple Snail

This is amazing!

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What I found walking home

While walking home from school one day, I met with this little guy who was in my path. I was distraught when I saw that he was not leaving behind a trail of slime. So, I guess Spongebob can't teach you everything guys.

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The think real scoop is not this thing about speed but the fact that people race snails

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