Our “front yard” is about 4′ x 6′. It’s basically a patch of Canna that I tried to remove in its entirety to hopefully replace with Brugmansias (this will likely take me years to dig out, as Canna have massive rhizomes).
After each rain, this large land snail comes out and runs all crazy, silly-like around the little plot, then returns to the shade of a plant until the next rain. The whole ordeal takes about ten minutes.
It’s really cool to watch its lower, olfactory tentacles (Lemaire) slap all over the place as it inspects the area. The upper tentacles are eye stalks (Ommatophores). I bet he’s good-eatin’!
And you may also see it in live-action Technicholor:

originally published Jan 2009