A twitter user, Zaddy Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) has taken to the social media platform to share photo of a rear white snail.
According to Uncle Ajala, it was his first time seeing a white snail.
“This is my first time of seeing white Snail.”
The picture has caused a lot of reactions from twitter users, as some sarcastically believe the snail bleached it’s skin to be white while some noted it was just an albino snail.
Here are some tweets Hitvibz gathered:
Hitvibz also gathered that the snail is called Achatina achatina, commonly known as the Giant Ghana African snail, also known as the Giant African snail and giant tiger land snail and gigantocochlea.
It is a species of very large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Achatinidae.
The species is believed to be native to West Africa, within 160 to 300 kilometres of the coasts of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Ghana, and Nigeria.
In the family Achatinidae of great African land snails there are among the largest terrestrial snails on Earth.
The snail in the picture above is Achatina achatina with an albino body because of its colour as many snail are mostly black or gray in colour.