When we were little my sister and I used to go camping to the south of France in a big wood on the edge of a lake. One year we found 2 enormous snails which we decided to keep as pets. My dad told us that french people love to eat snails so we put them in our tent to keep them safe. We used colouring pencils to decorate the shells so that we could tell them apart. One was pink (obviously the girl snail) and one was blue (the boy), imaginatively called ‘pinky’ and ‘bluey’. We took care of them and protected them from the french farmer for 2 whole weeks before we had to leave them behind. (apparently you cant take snails through quarantine ). I wonder how long they lived for?