Dec 27, 2007

Big Pair

This little beauty comes to us from ICanHasCheezburger.com via Kritter. It's a big pair of snails.

I don't think any less of the man wearing gloves while handling these monsters. But it looks as though he has become a bit distracted; he didn't notice that the fore-most snail has pick pocketed a quarter and is about to stuff it up its shell. How many times must I say that mollusks cannot be trusted?

A little FYI: this globe seems to favor invertebrates. While we have only been given about 264 species of monkey, there are an estimated 35,000 species of land snailes alone. That's a lot o' gastropod.

Thanks for th giant snail photo, Kritter.

7 comments:

bonni said...

Quick, get the butter and the garlic!

bats :[ said...

Get A LOT of butter and garlic!

Arachnophile said...

I'm sorry if this is a double-post. Everything's been a tad weird this evening.

I SO needed this today!

I love these giant snails and that picture, linked with ICHC, just makes me laugh even more.

Bless ya Wambat! As I've said before, I'd love to have snail-pet-friends of this size! :D

Repeat after me: "Mollusks are my FRIENDS." '-p

Cozytailmom said...

I think the quarter is part of the snail's foot. :>
It does look very shiny and metallic, however...

Cozytailmom said...

OK, found this definition:
Note the thin, flat, oval, proteinaceous operculum on the dorsal surface of the foot immediately posterior to the shell. The operculum functions as a door to close the aperture.

Theodosia said...

I, for one, welcome our mollusk masters....

Nonexistant Black Feather said...

quarter for size reference. although, you would think that would be less necessary, next to a human hand, you know.