How fast do snails move?
Snails leave a slime trail because of their limited movement. Snails are very small creatures, and coupled with the wait of their shell, they do not move very fast. Snails leave a trail of mucus, not slime (well i guess it counts as slime..:) in order to help them slip along faster. They use it to glide along on, and it helps them stick so they can hang upside down.
Snails are known to be generally slow, but research shows that snails move the average pace of 563.21m per hour. The bladder snail, however can reach the speed of 812.7m per hour. Statistics show, that the speed of snails is getting quicker, and by 2060, the average snail will have the speed of 874.98m per hour. That's a fast snail!