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(Yahoo)   Everything is bigger in Australia, even the snails are the size of baseballs   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 23
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2013-03-12 10:24:09 AM
10 votes:
Must have come in on an escargo ship
2013-03-12 10:51:44 AM
3 votes:
Awwww...Who's a good massive snail?  Who's a good massive snail?  You are!
2013-03-12 10:17:26 AM
3 votes:
Butter and garlic soon to be in short short supply.
2013-03-12 11:29:17 AM
2 votes:
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2013-03-12 10:42:57 AM
2 votes:

kimwim: [24.media.tumblr.com image 850x637]


We're gonna need a f*ckton of salt
2013-03-12 10:38:03 AM
2 votes:
Tell Gary to go back to Bikini Bottom
2013-03-12 10:36:12 AM
2 votes:

kimwim: [24.media.tumblr.com image 850x637]


They look chewy.
2013-03-12 09:51:28 AM
2 votes:
The animal was found creeping across a Brisbane shipping container yard and identified as a giant African snail, an East African pest capable of growing up to 30 cm (12 inches) long and one kg (2.2 lb) in weight.

That explains why it doesn't have fangs and deadly poison; it's just a visitor.
2013-03-12 09:16:45 PM
1 votes:
Reminds me of my ex-wife.
2013-03-12 01:25:28 PM
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: The Irresponsible Captain: Now, that's a bug you could have for dinner. Put it right next to the lobster and crab on my plate.

It's not a bug.  It's a mollusk, more like a clam.  (Lobsters, though, are pretty close to bugs.)
They probably could be delicious with some butter, though.


I see that's been taken care of.

Now, a GIS show:
Worst. Glove. Ever.                                                                                         Wait, you did what to Frank?!?!?!
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2013-03-12 01:22:27 PM
1 votes:
sic the French on it
2013-03-12 12:58:58 PM
1 votes:
They're not so big...

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2013-03-12 12:13:10 PM
1 votes:
The buggers showed up in Florida awhile back.

(Naturally. If it's invasive, imported and dangerous, it will show up in Florida.)

They caused a lot of concern, and then there's this point of view (Link) which might help explain why we have an infestation of huge snakes.

There's a lot of greenery in Florida and it's sub tropical. A large chunk of that greenery consists of crops. The snail is voracious.

If you follow the opinion of the above link and raise it for food, some are bound to escape and raise hell. Besides, experience shows that doing so is not the best idea.

In some states, local ponds were wiped out by fishermen dumping left over live bait in them. (Crawfish.) The Crawfish multiplied and wiped out the food sources for the fish. Someone decided to eat them. It became a prolific industry. Money was made.
Now, no one cares about restoring the ponds. They just want them full of Crayfish to sell.

The same with gators in Florida. We farm them, returning X number to the wild. They're protected from hunters. Only farmed gators may be sold for consumption. Business is good -- and now gators show up in every mud puddle across the state becoming more of a pest than ever before.

The gator farms actively work to keep the gators on the protected list, which serves their interest. So, if you have a taste for gator, you can't walk down to the nearest ditch and shoot one. That will get you put in jail. However, you may buy farmed gator meat.

Imagine the fun if someone were to manage to develop a market for the Giant Snail. It'd probably be illegal to kill them if they're in your yard. (Like with gators.) You'd have to call a company to come and get them -- at a profit to the company.

PLEASE don't come down to Florida.
2013-03-12 12:06:27 PM
1 votes:

texdent: kimwim: [24.media.tumblr.com image 850x637]

Kill it with fire!


And douse it with butter and garlic just to be sure ...
2013-03-12 11:42:51 AM
1 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: My sister who lives in Australia swore to me she once saw a Hustman sprinting across her kitchen floor on it's 2 FARKING legs after it got startled!!!
I'm not too fearful of spiders but I would freak out if I ever see a giant spider running in front of me like it's bipedal!


/CSB


That alone would be enough for me to nope right out of the country.
2013-03-12 11:16:52 AM
1 votes:
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2013-03-12 11:00:33 AM
1 votes:
Everything is bigger in Australia, even the snails are the size of baseballs

Strangely, however, Australian baseballs are quite small, and are similar to table tennis balls.
2013-03-12 10:43:33 AM
1 votes:

cgraves67: It's Australia! I'm amazed there isn't something nasty and venomous that kills these things in a heartbeat.


Looks like someone hasn't heard of the giant australian death hornet.
2013-03-12 10:42:57 AM
1 votes:
I've been living overseas a couple of years now, but I don't remember baseballs being 12". Apparently even baseballs are bi
2013-03-12 10:41:37 AM
1 votes:
Now, that's a bug you could have for dinner. Put it right next to the lobster and crab on my plate.
2013-03-12 10:40:16 AM
1 votes:

cgraves67: It's Australia! I'm amazed there isn't something nasty and venomous that kills these things in a heartbeat.


Give it time. Nature will find a way
2013-03-12 10:33:06 AM
1 votes:
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2013-03-12 10:25:36 AM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Must have come in on an escargo ship


Probably in a load of snail mail.
 
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