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Old Jan 30, 2004, 6:45 AM   #1
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Here is a picture a took a few days ago. I found it quite amusing!

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Old Jan 30, 2004, 8:25 AM   #2
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It is an amusing one!
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Old Jan 30, 2004, 8:35 AM   #3
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Exactly how giant is a giant landsnail? It looks as if it's huffing and puffing its way to freedom.
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Old Jan 30, 2004, 8:39 AM   #4
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This is still a baby giant :P

They can grow up to about 25 cm (30 cm body lenght)
They then can weight a kilo!!

Here is a picture of the same animal on the upper picture a week ago...

It's sitting on my hand, so you can see how big it is. (or actually small... For a Giant Snail )
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Old Jan 30, 2004, 9:02 AM   #5
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:shock: :shock: :shock:

(Are they good to eat? 8) )
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Nice picture. You captured the sliminess very well
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Old Jan 30, 2004, 12:49 PM   #7
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Who would have thought, a snail action photo?

Well done!

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Who would have thought, a snail action photo?

Well done!

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What shutter speed is necessary to freeze the action in snail races?
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What shutter speed is necessary to freeze the action in snail races?
Precisely 5.326 seconds. No more, no less.
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Old Jan 31, 2004, 2:14 AM   #10
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Thanks all!!

If they are good to eat? I suppose so! In Africa they are eaten...
http://www.new-agri.co.uk/99-3/focuson/focuson3.html

But I keep them for a project. They are quite interesting!
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