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Snails move 'faster than we thought', says study

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Moving at a snail's pace means going really slowly - but new research shows the slimy creatures are faster than people thought.

A new experiment has shown that snails can travel at a fairly speedy one metre per hour!

Researchers attached multicoloured LED lights to the snails so they could track their movements over a day.

The snails were fast enough to explore the length of an average UK garden in a single night.