Humans and Snails

Humans and Snails

Snails in Culture

Contemporary men have represented snails in several forms of artistic expressions ranging from cartoons and animated movies to poems. Several ancient cultures also had fascinating legends and myths related to snails.

Snails as Food

For centuries, some species of snails have been part of the gastronomy of several European countries, notably Portugal, where they consume approximately 4 thousand tons of land snails each year and the famous Escargot in France.

Snail Pest

Watching a snail in our garden does not need to alarm us, but when its reproduction gets out of control, even large crops are severely affected. Furthermore, the parasites that some snails have can transmit dangerous diseases to humans.

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