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Polish woman has SNAIL of a time with world's slowest pet 03:15

Polish woman has SNAIL of a time with world's slowest pet

Poland, Krakow
August 3, 2019 at 21:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Magdalena Dusza has a more exotic pet than most. Following a passion she's had since childhood Dusza adopted a giant African snail after rescuing it from a pet shop.

Named Misiek, the snail can grow up to 30cm (1 foot) long and can weigh almost a kilo (2.2 lb). Footage shows Magdalena holding her pet lovingly in her arms and talking to it in a park in Krakow, where the two friends live.

"I have been a bit of a naturalist since I was a child, you could say. I always brought snails home to my mother, grasshoppers, ants and so on I was fascinated by nature and snails were closest to my heart," she said.

Magdalena admits to being more attached to Misiek than the other way around, but that fact doesn't wipe the smile off her face. "There is certainly more of a sensitivity or bond from my side than from his. I think he is just used to being so content in my arms that he will not be afraid and hide in his shell."

Polish woman has SNAIL of a time with world's slowest pet 03:15
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Magdalena Dusza has a more exotic pet than most. Following a passion she's had since childhood Dusza adopted a giant African snail after rescuing it from a pet shop.

Named Misiek, the snail can grow up to 30cm (1 foot) long and can weigh almost a kilo (2.2 lb). Footage shows Magdalena holding her pet lovingly in her arms and talking to it in a park in Krakow, where the two friends live.

"I have been a bit of a naturalist since I was a child, you could say. I always brought snails home to my mother, grasshoppers, ants and so on I was fascinated by nature and snails were closest to my heart," she said.

Magdalena admits to being more attached to Misiek than the other way around, but that fact doesn't wipe the smile off her face. "There is certainly more of a sensitivity or bond from my side than from his. I think he is just used to being so content in my arms that he will not be afraid and hide in his shell."

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