WATCH: How Do Snails Eat?

There are certain things you can see all your life without ever fully understanding. Case in point: the snail. These strange, slimy creatures seem to be wherever there are trees, but what the heck do they even do? Where are they going? How do they reproduce? Do they even have genders? How long do they live? Do they use baby oil to make themselves so slick?

While this video might not answer all those questions, it answers one of our burning questions about snails, concerning how they eat. It’s not a huge surprise, but it’s surreal and a little unsettling to see one chewing up a piece of lettuce like this. So of course, we felt the need to share it.

Watch the video above.