Man, I love that yat accent. Anyway, hurry up, southeast Louisiana, eat these snails before their eggs eat you.
“They have orgies. I’m serious. When they mate, they’re connecting male and female, female and male.” —Mary Stewart farms snails in Northern California and knows lots about them. They are hermaphrodites, for example, and, as part of their mating ritual, they shoot each other with sharp "love darts" that inject a mucous chemical into the female reproductive system that allows more snail sperm to find purchase. Mary says the darts are very painful for humans, and they appear to be painful for snails, too. As The McGill Tribune's Ian Popple reported in 2002, "Copulating snails are commonly seen jostling in an attempt to hit but not be hit" [...]
"Females of the marine snail species Littorina saxatilis, or rough periwinkle, conceal their gender identity in order to avoid mating too much. They do this by refusing to label their mucus trails with chemical signals indicating their sex." Good trick! Female mammals are reduced to transforming into Jared Leto.