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Snails

"I pity snails, and all that carry their homes on their backs."
Frodo[1]

Snails were gastropods, noted for their low speed.[2] There were exceptionally large ones around Erebor, one of which fell victim to a thrush, as observed by Bilbo and Balin.[3] Most of them did not survive the onset of Smaug.[4]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "On the Doorstep"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Gathering of the Clouds"