I heard the same thing, I saw a photo of him actually holding the tiny snail and it appeared to be propped up in a normal sitting position. Great that he's actually coped with it so well, a lot of people would be screaming and never touch a snail again.
And then, from snail poo we can go back to snails in the media
I'm reading a Finnish dystopia novel that has gigantic snails in it. Unfortunately it's in Finnish only but the book is called "Kaiken yllä etana" and it's written by Janos Honkonen. So far it's been good, Kafka-ish. And the descriptions of the massive snails, huge shells and lonnnng eye stalks are a good read for a snail obsessive reader like myself
It is - the gigantic snails' role in it is very surprising and creatively thought of. I may not spoil it here, though, it in case any Finnish snail keepers decide to read it The book is a kind of a response to all those self help books that teach you "the world is what you think it is".
Oh and I just now noticed that in ihmettelija's photo above, the baby snail shells are very see through. I didn't see it earlier because I was browsing with my phone. Ahaha!