Ever Seen A Reversing Snail ?

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Ever Seen A Reversing Snail ?
« on: 26/03/2009 20:55:50 »
Dearest Snailologists,

As a sheepy, I am of course capable of walking backwards..look..here I go ...*sheepy moonwalks*........." Shermoh !!! "



Take a look at Veronica Postlethwaite The Third,


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Whoa !!..check her out !!..arrroooogah whoop whoop whoop fnarrrr !!...


Say Veronica needed to reverse !..can she ?..I've never seen a snail reversing and I am studying them quite literally all the time !!*

So, we've all seen a horse fly but have ewe ever seen a snail reverse ?..I suspect if I were to give her a mobile phone and some make up then she would automatically reverse  whilst on the phone and applying her lipstick........but I figure I'd wait and see what ewe lot say about the nature of reversing snails.


Ewe see..I just don't know.



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mwah mwah !




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« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2009 21:05:35 »
I don't know about the ability of snails to reverse, but they are hermaphrodite so that snail is just as much a "he" as a "she".
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« Reply #2 on: 26/03/2009 21:56:28 »
Veronica says "Semantics...shmantics" !!
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« Reply #3 on: 27/03/2009 00:43:09 »
I think that if ewe're a snail, there's no point in being recidivist.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #4 on: 27/03/2009 10:04:06 »
Snails move by muscular waves along their foot. I don't think this can be reversed. Let's face it, without wing mirrors, or much longer antenna, they wouldn't be able to see what's behind them. A snail wouldn't want to reverse into a hedgehog or thrush!
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« Reply #5 on: 27/03/2009 11:07:17 »
I think that if ewe're a snail, there's no point in being recidivist.

Oh I don't know...the way they are a garden nuisance peeves me off. They ought to arrested !  [;)]..It would save me having to gather them and put them in my neighbours garden !   [:)]
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« Reply #6 on: 27/03/2009 11:09:02 »
Snails move by muscular waves along their foot. I don't think this can be reversed. Let's face it, without wing mirrors, or much longer antenna, they wouldn't be able to see what's behind them. A snail wouldn't want to reverse into a hedgehog or thrush!

Surely they can just point those antenna things back a little ?..voila !

I gather it must be the same for slugs !...

What other animals can not reverse I wonder !
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« Reply #7 on: 27/03/2009 11:38:08 »
Women drivers......


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« Reply #8 on: 27/03/2009 11:44:53 »
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« Reply #9 on: 27/03/2009 11:48:48 »
I once heard a quiet beeping noise and I couldn't figure out what it was. After much searching, I found a snail reversing nearby.

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« Reply #10 on: 27/03/2009 11:54:09 »
Are you feeling alright Madidus_Scientia?

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« Reply #11 on: 27/03/2009 11:57:42 »
lol, it was its reverse warning beepers! you know, like on trucks? and i'm slightly drunk but that's not the point

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« Reply #12 on: 27/03/2009 12:04:27 »
Is it safe to come out yet?


My little chums here can't reverse.
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« Reply #13 on: 27/03/2009 12:07:29 »
lol, it was its reverse warning beepers! you know, like on trucks? and i'm slightly drunk but that's not the point
Okay, if you say so....

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« Reply #14 on: 27/03/2009 12:09:29 »
Is it safe to come out yet?
Yeah, but just make sure that you don't squash those reversing snails.

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« Reply #15 on: 27/03/2009 12:10:09 »
in australia trucks have to beep while they're reversing, don't they have that in other countries?

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« Reply #16 on: 27/03/2009 12:11:55 »
Yes, they do. At least in NZ they do.

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« Reply #17 on: 27/03/2009 12:13:20 »
Good. That means my joke is internationally funny.

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« Reply #18 on: 27/03/2009 12:18:35 »
Well...
I hate to break your hopes but some people could argue against that... [:)]

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« Reply #19 on: 27/03/2009 14:40:37 »
What other animals can not reverse I wonder !

Kangaroos?  Push-me-pull-yous?
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #20 on: 28/03/2009 01:17:19 »

*note to self: Do not give the impression you study snails.
**note to self about above ' note to self' *: What about slugs ?..can I say I study slugs ?
***note to self about above ' note to selves '*:Do you study slugs ?
*****erhhm...not really
****** Well then ! stop wasting my time !
******* Sheesh !!..talk about touchy !
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« Reply #21 on: 24/04/2009 12:22:20 »
I don't know about the ability of snails to reverse, but they are hermaphrodite so that snail is just as much a "he" as a "she".

not all of them! There are also snailspecies of different sexes! like most of the ctenobranchias ;-)

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« Reply #22 on: 30/04/2009 11:28:25 »
Women drivers......


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