One of our staff found this giant land snail in our driveway.
After a quick photo session, I turned it loose in our garden.
It wasn't too happy when we moved it, and retreated into its shell,
leaving its wrinkly foot and eyestalks outside the front door.
Soon curiosity took over and it began to explore.
Snails can actually move pretty quickly when they want to.
My favorite shot - looking over the edge of the leaf.
In this last image the snail was starting to ooze onto my hand and was sampling my palm before deciding if it was safe or not. I could feel the rasping. Hm...I thought the mouthparts were part of the foot. I will have to do some research on snails now.