Find Jeremy the 'lefty' snail a mate
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Help find Jeremy the 'lefty' snail a mate

A rare garden snail with an anticlockwise shell - a "lefty" - has been discovered in London. It's an exciting discovery but sadly for "Jeremy", he can only mate with another unique lefty.

Nottingham University's resident snail expert Dr Angus Davison told the Today programme so-called righties and lefties can't get it on because their genitals are in the wrong place, so he wants our listeners to search their gardens to find another "lefty" snail for his to mate with.

If you find a snail, email us: or reach us on social using the hashtag #snaillove

  • 20 Oct 2016
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