We’ve all heard of the fable about the tortoise and the hare, right? The one that the hare thought for sure that he would beat that slow tortoise. If that hare thought tortoises are slow, I wonder what he would think of these guys?
Who knew that snails were athletic!? If you didn’t know, common garden snails often compete in a laughable race called snail racing (pretty creative name, right?!) The species of snails are autochthon to Europe, but many have found their way accidentally to many countries.
The majority of snail racing events occur in the United Kingdom, but do occur all over the globe on, normally, a circular track. They are first placed into the center and the first one to reach the edge of the track is deemed the champion after the 13-14 inch race.
If you ever find yourself in Congham, Norfolk, UK be sure to check out the “World Snail Racing Championship.” The next one is set to take place on July 16, 2016.
Slow and steady wins this race!