Snails are sluglike animals with a shell. Because they move slowly, snails have always been considered a symbol of laziness. Someone who works at a "snail's pace" is making slow progress. Dreaming of a snail means that you are deliberately making slow progress, probably to confound or confuse others. If you are walking on snails in your dream, it's a sign that you'll have to deal with unpleasant people in the near future.