Snail and Slug, a very common creature that we can spot in almost every garden. Actually, they both are different creature but have almost the same characteristics than differences. Most of us never like these animals because they love to munch on the trees and vegetation on our garden. If you search about them, you will find that most of the articles will deal with the subject about killing them. But yes, here out article will deal with some of their interesting pictures that will give you some great idea about this creature. In addition, you can know about some beautiful facts about them.
Pictures of Snails and Slugs:
Actually, snails and slugs are both from the same category of creatures, which is called Gastropods. The word gastropod comes from the Greek word ‘Gastros’ which means stomach and ‘Pods’ which means foot. If you have ever seen this creature closely, you will find that they eat while they are moving along any surface. So from that you can understand why this name has been given to them. Most of the gastropods in the world are aquatic creatures but only the snails and slugs are an exception to this. Snails and Slugs both live in water as well as land surface. But most of them live in water.
Now coming to the difference, snails have shells on their body, which they carry like a home with them. But slugs don’t have any shell. This is the only thing that will help you to differentiate both of these creatures. Otherwise, they are hardly any differences that you will spot. They are remarkably very much similar. But if you study well, there are some other differences in their lifestyle. The habitat and behavior slightly differs but that also because of their shell. Snails can adjust themselves in various different habitat but slugs can’t. Again, slugs can be found in places where you will never find the snails such as tree barks, stones or logs on the ground.
The most interesting part is that the snails and slugs can be both kept as pets in the aquarium. But for that, you will have to be a bit familiar with them. Spend much time in your outdoor garden and you can be a bit familiar with them. You will find that they leave a slimy trail as they move along any surface. This Slime is called mucus. Actually they makes mucous so that they can move easily on the ground. This mucus keeps their body full of moisture, which helps in moving in the dry surface. It also protects them from any cuts and tears, which may be caused due to the sharp objects in soil.
It’s very unfortunate that most of the gardeners, consider them as pets as they can completely destroy the garden by eating all the plants and fruits. Sometimes, gardeners use salt and other pesticides to drive away all the snails and slugs from the garden. Amazingly, in some parts of the world, snails and slugs are also eaten as great food. Actually, they are a good source of protein and that includes them in the diet of many people. Specially, in France, a delicate dish is made out of a certain type of land snails.
So these slow moving creatures are very interesting if we really read about them. Even you will find that if you are very lazy, people will call you as a snail. You have seen some really beautiful pictures of snails and slugs here in this article, which we have collected from different sources on the internet. We hope that you really liked them and check out the other interesting articles about animals in our blog.