Large Snail Drawing

Oh but this is a large snail drawing. Makes sense when you consider Charles Darwin once described this African land snail as a “huge snail.” Darwin believed this was an Achatina perdix rather than an agathina fasciata, as Jean Baptiste Geneviève Marcellin (1778-1846) described it in his extensive 1822 work Dictionnaire classique d’histoire naturelle.

No matter what the actual name of this species of snail might be, I think we can all agree that this large snail drawing is a wonderful new addition to Reusable Art. And, he might just become a great addition to one of your projects as well. Our not-so-little friend has a shell with brown, gold and lightly colored stripes. His body is brown but his tentacles are green. I didn’t know before writing this article and reading a bit on snails, but their eyes are at the end of their tentacles.

african land snail

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