Bestiary: A guide to some of the weird creatures living in Eddie and Jane's world.
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A picture of a snail

Common Snail Very similar to the Urbane snail except with poorer manners and a tendency to sniff, the common snail can be found in all rural areas of the collective.

Like the slug, the snail only moves within precise geographical limits, a particularly useful feature that descends through the progeny. Because of this, a village would be unwise to move its market garden areas to a 'snail go-zone'.

An unintended consequence of its territoriality is a strong homing instinct, and snails, like slugs, have been used for racing. Despite a poor longevity, the homing instinct also passes through the progeny, so that the snail can move at up to a mile a generation. It could move faster, but snails are easily distracted.

The common snail grows to up to 6" long, and has its TAXA Barcode easily visible just forward of the shell. Like all animals, it is protected by the Munsell Biodiversity Mandate