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This is What Snails Sound Like When They Eat


When snails chow down, they make some noise, says Washington snail farmer Ric Brewer.

We can hear the snails eating with their toothed tongue, as well as the “squoosh” of their slime, Brewer says. Here's his brief explanation, followed by the sounds of the snails themselves. 

Brewer is the only snail farmer in Washington state, and possibly in the U.S. He raises some 5,000 of what he calls “the original slow food” at his Little Gray Farms Escargotiere in Quilcene. 

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Bellamy Pailthorp covers the environment beat for KNKX, where she has worked since 1999. From 2000-2012, she covered the business and labor beat. Bellamy has a deep interest in Indigenous affairs and the Salish Sea. She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University.