When it comes to animals, they're usually either adorable or they aren't. It's rare you see one where people can't decide. This is one of those cases.
This is not Photoshop. This is not trick photography. This is not a person mid-way shrunk with the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids laser. This, my friends, is real life.
Twitter user Madds posted this picture recently and it went absolutely viral. Her hysterical caption was a large part of it. But mostly... people wanted to know WTF was going on with that creature.
Some people found this giant, slimy beast to be adorable. Other's found it to be nightmare fuel. Some even found it to be both.
Yeah, that is kind of cute. Wait a minute... do snails even have arms? Oh God.
(And yes, they are hermaphrodites, which can lead to some strange love triangles.)
Someone was kind enough to make this Photoshop. Not sure if it helps with the creep factor, though. He looks like he just got done murdering Mr. Peanut in a duel.
I empathize with this guy. What other giants are there in Africa? Snails are fine, but that can't be the end of it. Are there mosquitoes this size? None of this is okay.
Yet, others found this beast to be charming. They're braver than I am. No way would I feel comfortable sleeping with this thing anywhere in my home.
Some even felt this thing is a fierce diva. While that's confusing, I'm too busy being distracted by the name. "Snabbit" is a perfect way to describe this rabbit/snail hybrid that should not exist.
Here comes the real monster. "Guy who unnecessarily tags a female's joke online by "um, actually"ing it." I'd rather have 12 Giant African Land Snails nap on my face than deal with these dudes.
Obviously, this photo sent Twitter into a tizzy. Luckily, Madds came in and cleared things up. It makes sense that's not her in the pic since she's still, you know... alive.
"In Soviet Russia, Escargot eats you."
There's so much we don't understand about Russia. For example, I didn't know they had literal monsters crawling around.
Oh... good. So our fears aren't unfounded. These things are banned in the U.S. Think of all the crazy, dangerous items you can buy here, and think of how this thing is considered too much. That thing is too big even for Texas.
A picture is worth a thousand words. A GIF is worth many more, on loop. One user just left this, suggesting we ought to Salt Bae the behemoth.
After salting it, why not cook it up? Add some garlic, too. Sure, some folks are squeamish eating snail, but think of all the hungry this thing could feed. Sorry, Snabbit.