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What happens if a snails get on ur skin ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Cooked or alive?

Escargot is a delicious appetizer. Usually cooked in butter, so one can just wipe with a napkin if an escargot falls onto his hands.
For real live garden snails or slugs, if one touches a person, then "he's been slimed"! . . . . Actually, it's no big deal. He can just wipe the slimy spot off his skin, and wash up when he gets home.

In brief: Cooked or alive?

Escargot is a delicious appetizer. Usually cooked in butter, so one can just wipe with a napkin if an escargot falls onto his hands.
For real live garden snails or slugs, if one touches a person, then "he's been slimed"! . . . . Actually, it's no big deal. He can just wipe the slimy spot off his skin, and wash up when he gets home.
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