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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 for KNKX with an emphasis on climate justice, human health and food sovereignty. She enjoys reporting about how we will power our future while maintaining healthy cultures and livable cities. Story tips can be sent to