I am thoroughly and completely grossed out by snails.
Mostly because I've stepped on a few. And they make this crunch/squish sound that just makes me want to hurl.
My husband can testify to how freaked out I get when I do this. He likes to joke about having them for dinner. I'm pretty sure I couldn't down a snail for a million dollars. Seriously.
I wear gloves and long sleeves when doing any gardening type work, because I just don't know what I would do if one of them touched my skin. **shudder**
I realized after a while of being grossed out by them, that many people actually think they're cute! What?? I mean, they print cutesy kid fabric with SNAILS on it! Really?? Like I'm going to make my kid pajamas with creepy slimy smooshy icky creatures on them??
Apparently, there's an appeal there that I'm missing.
So, this morning, when my husband said "hey, look, come'ere, quick" and I thought it was a bird or a cat or something out back, and saw, instead, a snail slllllooooooooowwwwwlllllllllyyyyyyy making its way across the cement, I decided to take my macro out there and take a closer look.
Still not cute. Still rather creepy. Still don't want to eat one. Still am going to freak out when I accidentally step on one.
But they are kinda cool after all.