SNAILS. omg. SNAILSPosted: June 14, 2012
So there’s an art installation downtown. I was unprepared, to say the least:
I know I risk this becoming the “we’re obsessed with animals” blog – but DO YOU SEE THE GIANT SNAILS?!?!
Can I also mention they were on top of buildings around the square? And on the gazebo at the grocery?
A common garden snail runs, on average, 2 inches long when full grown. The grown up pink snail was EASILY 8 feet long. That’s 48 times longer than a real snail. (Not to mention a MILLION TIMES PINKER.)
The garden snail can move about a quarter of it’s body length a second, which means the pink snail could reach speeds of 2 feet per second, or just under a mile and a half an hour! Also, since garden snails eggs are roughly 1/10 the length of the snail, the pink snail would lay 9.5-inch eggs. By the hundreds.
I think I just wrote a horror movie script. *shudder*
Anyway. Happy pink snail day!!