Franklin, fell and cut his knee on a rock during a family vacation to the beach. After several cleanings, trips to the doctor and a course of antibiotics, the wound turned black after three weeks.
Against the doctor's suggestions, his mom, Rachael, squeezed the swollen wound to drain it. Along with the discharge, popped out a snail which she believes grew from an egg embedded in the cut.
Snails lay their eggs on surfaces like plants or soil, according to Texas A&M University. Under ideal conditions, the eggs hatch in about one month.