Snails are members of the class Gastropoda, a term derived from Greek words for stomach and foot, based on the mistaken belief that their foot is also their stomach. In fact their guts are usually located in that part of the snail that stays inside its shell. Here’s what it looks like from the earth’s eye view. This did not retract into its shell, as many snails will. The slime trail this left on the garden rocks was a faint slivery blue.

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