PARENTS/CARERS - STOP!!!!
DON'T SCROLL DOWN JUST YET!!!!! PLEASE LEAVE THIS ACTIVITY FOR THE CHILDREN SINCE THEY ARE GOING TO CHALLENGE YOUR OBSERVATIONAL SKILLS!!!
EXPLORIFY ZOOM OUT! Can you challenge your grown-ups to use their observational skills to name this creature?
The snail in the picture is a giant African land snail, originally native to east Africa, they are now found in several locations in southern Asia where they are regarded as an invasive species because they can do serious damage to crops. They can be kept as pets, and in some countries, they're eaten as food. You won’t find any snails as large as this in the UK, but there are a number of species you’re likely to find in the garden. Snails move extremely slowly but, aided by their sticky slime, can travel up slopes of any angle even upside down!