Thursday, March 14, 2013

Giant Snails Are Invading The World

Snails the size of footballs are sludging their way across the world, killing crops and carrying meningitis along with them.
Known as giant east African snails, the invasive species has recently been discovered infiltrating Florida, nations in both Central and South America, and, most recently, Australia. The specimens are rather terrifying, seeing as how they can grow up to a foot long, weigh in at over two pounds, are capable of eating over 500 different species, can lay 1,200 eggs a year, and have few natural enemies in their new habitats. Oh, and they can also transmit life-threatening meningitis to humans.


Gabriel said...

We've really screwed up nature. It's a shame they aren't invading France. The French would eat those snails to extinction and bring balance back to nature.

(If you're french and reading this, i'm just kidding)

David said...

Lololo! I was thinking the same thing about the French. These wild things are unfortunately disease ridden though. Just one of them would make a great meal if it wasn't so dangerous.