Have you seen the size of the snails in India? They are massive. Using the official standard Indian unit of measurement, they are the size of two cricket balls. Yes, my garden is home to a Giant African Land Snail.
This snail would crush a British or Irish snail like a two tonne Toyota Fortuner rolling over a rickshaw.
I spotted it in the garden at 7 a.m.
It was not content with life in the long grass, and was determined to reach the house.
It hauled itself up on to the terrace.
Was it interested in me or my breakfast? It was actually looking for somewhere to rest above ground level. After a few hours I removed it from my cane chair. A few hours after that, the snail was sleeping in a flowerpot.