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Giant African Snail
Giant African Snail.png
Latin name: Lissachatina fulica
Item type: Food
Obtained: Grabbing
Location(s): Ground
Hole To Poke
Alterable: No
Consumable: Yes
Reduces minor hunger and medicine


The Giant African Snail is a food item and medicine.

Where to find[]

The SenseIcon Snail.png Giant African Snail is a passive animal that is found in several places.

  • Snails can be found in low-lying waterways, particularly in and around The Big Swamp, and in the vicinity of water streams.
  • Snails can be found in small clearings on the Region Jungle Icon.png Jungle floor.
  • Snails can be found in a SenseIcon HoleToPoke.pngHole To Poke.
  • Once you reach the Region Savanna Icon.png Savanna and the biomes after that, snails become more difficult to find as water sources are more scarce and holes to poke are rarer.

In-game model of Giant African Snail

How to obtain[]

  • The Giant African Snail can be Grab ico.png grabbed from the ground.
  • Poke ico 128.pngPoking into a SenseIcon HoleToPoke.pngHole To Poke it is possible to obtain a Giant African Snail or aSenseIcon Scorpion.pngScorpion.
    • You will need either aMindIcon Stick.pngStick or SenseIcon SharpStick.pngSharpened Stick for the action to be available.
    • Once successful, Strip ico 128.png strip the tool with an empty hand to remove the caught creature.

How to use[]

The Giant African Snail can be Eat ico.png eaten as food and medicine.


You can collect several Giant African Snails and put them in a stockpile for later consumption, they will not spoil with the passage of time.

The Giant African Snail can be eaten to heal Venom Poisoning minor ico.png Venom Poisoning major ico.png Venom Poisoning.

The Giant African Snail can also be used for protection against venom poisoning. Eating Giant African Snail while not afflicted with this condition will confer Venom Poisoning shield.png Venom Poisoning Protection.


  • Giant African snail can reach 3 to 8 inches in length and around 1.13 ounces of weight.
  • Giant African snail has large, conical shell that can be 4 to 7 inches long, and made of 7 to 9 spirals.
  • Many of these snails have become very popular pets in recent years.
  • Giant African snail has two pairs of tentacles on its head.
  • In more isolated regions the giant African land snail is capable of reproducing by itself. Giant African land snail lay around 6 clutches of eggs every year, laying an average of 200 eggs per clutch.
  • This herbivore does not discriminate between living or dead plant matter. It has such an enormous appetite that it feeds on more than 500 types of plants,
  • Mostly active during the night, and during the day it remains dormant, often buried beneath the ground to stay safe from predators. It is not a social species. On the contrary, it lives all its life alone; not even after laying eggs, it establishes a bond with its offspring.
  • The natural predators of this species are caterpillars, ground beetles, other species of snails, and many types of vertebrates including clever hominids.
  • Although native to Africa, from Mozambique to Kenya and Somalia in addition to the nearby islands, this species has been introduced to many parts of the world over time and today can be found naturally in African countries such as Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Morocco. However, it lives now in Hawaii, Australia, islands of the Caribbean, islands, and regions of Asia, China, Bangladesh, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Vanuatu. The Giant African snail now dwells on all continents except Antarctica.