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Offline Seany

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« on: 19/05/2007 23:26:08 »


How on earth did the snail get there? It was on our car!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 20/05/2007 04:32:46 »
The Flying Spaghetti Monster did it.


Does your car still have spoked wheels?

 

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« Reply #2 on: 20/05/2007 06:09:47 »


How on earth did the snail get there? It was on our car!

onto tires into drive line perhaps then onto transmission across underside of car to outer fender panel whoop up across fender and voil'a! Snail on outer fender.. LOL easy if you are a snail or mechanic!LOL
 

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« Reply #3 on: 20/05/2007 12:06:08 »
Mmm.. Your saying that it climbed the wheel up to the top, then leaped onto the metal bit?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 20/05/2007 12:31:55 »
Could something have lent against the car to provide an unintended ladder for the snail?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 20/05/2007 12:39:23 »
Well there are hedges next to it.. But it's a good metre away.. :-\
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/05/2007 16:32:30 »
A bird may ahve caught the snail and then dropped it. A bird may also have been the unintended conveyance for a snail. Bizarre as it sounds, Charles Darwin correctly predicted that snails found inhabiting remote volcanic islands in the south Atlantic, and bearing striking resemblance to European snails, could have come by "pigeon post"; that is quite literally hitched a lift with a migrating bird.

In 2005 the power of molecular biology proved him right. A species of Balea snail from Europe was a close match for snails slithering around on the Tristan de Cuna islands of the south Atlantic, 3000 km away. The snails secrete sticky mucus, which they used to anchor themselves onto the bird's plumage.

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« Reply #7 on: 20/05/2007 16:33:15 »
Great picture by the way
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/05/2007 16:42:10 »
Heehee thanks.. I'm not sure that a bird would do that though.... :-\ It is a possibility though!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 20/05/2007 17:01:53 »
Mmm.. Your saying that it climbed the wheel up to the top, then leaped onto the metal bit?
Have you all never been under a car before??? Your axel's are connected to the tire he can slide along to the transmission, where it is attached to bottom of engine which is attached to body panels..slide along under body panel to edge of fender panel slide right on around panel and onto outer fender no teleporting necessary! LOL

 

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« Reply #10 on: 20/05/2007 19:05:09 »
Only a slight correction - most cars these days are front wheel drive.

Ofcourse, Sean did not tell us the make and model of the car in question, so it might be rear wheel, or four wheel drive; but the majority will not have a drive line going to the rear axle.

Not that it matters, since I would suspect the most logical route for a snail to take would probably be up the suspension struts (not that I am expecting a lot of logic from your average snail).
 

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« Reply #11 on: 20/05/2007 19:35:06 »
LOL Me neither but there are a number of ways for him to get there via the underside of a vehichle..LOL!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 22/05/2007 15:49:11 »
You obviously didn't pay attention to the teleporting snails thread!  [^]
 

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« Reply #13 on: 22/05/2007 15:57:13 »
Obviously not! LOL
 

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« Reply #14 on: 22/05/2007 16:35:55 »
wish i cud draw that good...
 

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« Reply #15 on: 23/05/2007 09:01:07 »
How good .. Seany is terrific even with the diagram tool!
 

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