calbert: [www.soapymermaid.com image 400x282]apparently pretty fast subby, especially for the giant ones./it's like subby doesn't know
dryknife: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x585]
uncleacid: The snails were incinerated with butter and garlic.
Evil Mackerel: dryknife: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x585]That looks awesome./ I'm starting to drool.
jehovahs witness protection: European snails would be allowed to stay.Racist bastards!
The One True TheDavid: To quote the Wikipedia article:"These very large snails are kept as pets in the Western world, where owners prize their large size, distinctive markings, and rarity."Oh. Brother.
Boo_Guy: "Officials say the snails were disposed of through incineration."A chorus of tiny high pitched screams were heard at the time.
lamric: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 263x196]
The Irresponsible Captain: The One True TheDavid: To quote the Wikipedia article:"These very large snails are kept as pets in the Western world, where owners prize their large size, distinctive markings, and rarity."Oh. Brother.People will keep anything as a "pet". I bet there are people that have pet worms and crickets.
PapaChester: This is actually really crazy news. Those things would F the west coast up. Honestly, who ships giant african snails for human consumption. Sounds like the Fish and Wildlife Management's armed and dangerous squad will be visiting the importers and contacting the exporters.
redsquid: 'A photograph released by the agency shows a person using two hands to hold a single snail.'
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