Vet Repairs Snail's Shell After Lady Stepped On It

February 16, 2017

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These are several shots of a snail (now named Chevy) who was accidentally stepped on by a woman in Tel Aviv, who quickly gathered all the shell pieces and took it to the HaClinica animal hospital to see if there was anything the vets could do. Thankfully for her conscience, there was.

"For the broken shell, we need a combination of patience and finesse with epoxy glue" the clinic wrote... "We make sure the glue stays outside the shell and does not penetrate the inner patch."


The operation was a success. Soon the time came for the snail to move back into his little portable house. The brave survivor will stay at a clinic for a few more weeks or months to make sure he is ready to go back into the wild.

Happy endings, right? You know I remember accidentally stepping on a snail once when I was walking my dog and when I realized what happened I instantly got so sad inside. Then I panicked and picked it up and ate it. The vet though -- I guess that's an option too.

Keep going for several more shots including Chevy going nuts on a house salad.

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Thanks to Ashley, who agrees there are few sadder sounds than a shell cracking beneath your foot.

  • GeneralDisorder

    From wikipedia: "Most species of land snail are annual, others are known to live 2 or 3 years, but some of the larger species may live over 10 years in the wild."

    Fuck snails. I would have stomped it again then poured salt into it's broken shell. Problem solved.

  • David Shire

    One time I worked on this farm in Hawaii with a big vegetable garden. The snails there carried this gnarly parasite that lives in their poops and will give you meningitis and maybe kill you if you accidentally ingest it. So, we smashed sooooo many snails that were trying to get into the garden. My friend got meningitis anyway.

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  • TheQiwiMan

    Sorry Shaun King, you are not black. You are a white guy.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell.

    Was it something you would do for anybody? Was it what you'd only do for me? I need to know because you see I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell.

  • Tigerh8r

    How differently would this story have turned out if the woman and snail were in France?

  • PUNX

    idk, that last shot looks like it is already in a salad.

  • cock stain

    Christ dude. I understood the Goldfish thing because it was a 20 year old family pet and also the idea of a tiny breathing tube and fish anesthesia blew my mind but, this is too much. I stepped on one of these once in my bare feet and all I thought was how gross it was. I wiped its obliterated carcass off my foot with a napkin and threw it in the garbage.

  • Ollie Williams

    GW, you're missing an "L" in "hospital" in the article.

  • Geekologie

    hospita is a word, Ollie. Okay fine I fixt it

  • Smeg

    Conscious is also a word, but conscience is a better one.

  • Geekologie

    man I'm just an idiot today

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