This Is The Largest Snail On Earth

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This is Gee Geronimo, the largest known land gastropod, the African giant snail, or Achatina achatina, the largest recorded specimen of which measured 39.3 cm (15.5 in) from snout to tail when fully extended, with a shell length of 27.3 cm (10.75 in) in December 1978. It weighed exactly 900 g (2 lb) and was owned by Christopher Hudson (1955–79) of Hove, East Sussex, UK, and was collected in Sierra Leone in June 1976. No known snail has ever surpassed it’s size.

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