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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    And it's fast too!

    "Unfortunately the snail discovered in the Houston homeowner’s backyard got away before it could be caught."




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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    And it's fast too!

    "Unfortunately the snail discovered in the Houston homeowner’s backyard woman’s backyard got away before it could be caught."

    I chuckled at that because I don't think of snails as being fast. Did it get away at a snail's pace?



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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    Read that story yesterday, could not believe that giant snail was a real thing.


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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    "...which can grow up to half-a-foot wide"




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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    Kill it with fire!


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    Kill it with Willow.




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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    Kill it with Willow.
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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    Run over it with a Toyota Tundra from CF.


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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    Escargantua!



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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
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    Ha ha. See "Rabbits!" thread.




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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

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    Willow is just a magician, not a warrior:

    I'm glad someone else remembers this movie. For a blatant Tolkien ripoff, I actually enjoy it more. Props to Ron Howard for bringing the characters to life. Something Lucas obviously forgot how to do.




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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    I actually spend time working on topics like this for the State of Iowa. Weird but true. It mostly means I get quite a bit of email traffic on this kind of stuff and then I'm supposed to figure out if we really care or not.

    GALS* (Giant African Land Snails ) have been on our radar for almost a decade. I consider it a low risk for Iowa because of our winters. But, the disease aspect is somewhat unique for a plant pest. GALS can carry rat lungworm which CDC says is the most common cause of the human eosinophilic meningitis.
    In some cultures it is considered a delicacy, and eating it without proper preparation and thoroughly cooking can cause problems. Health Risks

    GALS were popular classroom specimems/pets. I know the local USDA folks that had to go around and take them out of classrooms. What a crummy job! And, then there is the pet store trade. People buy and sell the strangest things.

    * - When this subject first popped years ago the USDA sent all their correspondence with with 'GALS' in the subject line. Most everyone's spam filter killed the messages and USDA coudln't figure out why no one was responding to their emails ... ahhh, good times.


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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, and we had these things. They would occasionally get in my house and I would have to sweep them out with a broom. They aren't terrible to eat, actually.



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    Re: Snails that eat through concrete!

    If this snail was delicious or it's slime was a natural lubricant it would already be extinct.



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