Snails belong to a group of invertebrate animals known as mollusks. They have thousands of microscopic tooth-like structures called a radula. The radula works like a file ripping food into pieces.
A snail consists of two parts, the body, and the shell. The body is divided into 3 parts: the head, the foot (edible part), and the visceral mass. Snails are classified as mollusks because of the hard shell that protects their bodies. They are found in many locations and have a diverse type of habitat where they can be found.
Snails are small animals that are only a few inches long and often weigh a few ounces. They rely on their sense of touch to interact with each other, and their sense of smell to help them find food. Snails feed on a wide variety of food items like pawpaw leaves, fruit, and fruit peels, which are good sources of crude protein. Snails are hermaphrodites and have the ability to produce sperm and egg.