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Florida Hit By Outbreak Of Giant Land Snails

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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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It bounced around for about two or three minutes. I didn't puke, probably good I didn't because I don't think that thing would have come out backwards with it's fins stretched out.
I can tell you one thing. I didn't have to make that mistake twice to learn from it

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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 03:05 PM
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I live in FL, I've never seen a giant land snail.

I've also been to 15 states, and there is none other except maybe North Carolina where I'd rather live.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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I've lived in FL since pre-k, and lived everywhere from redneck BFE to the cities, and I've never heard of these. Honestly, it sounds like bad reporting. Googling says these are pretty much limited to an area in Miami-Dade County, which basically means they're over-hyping the crap out of it. Limited area is still a limited area.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 06:11 PM
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For now it's a limited area.

Some morning when you wake up and snails the size of a tank are slithering down the street you'll remember this thread and think damn if only I listened to that Billy guy on ATS......



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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Haven't seen them in Broward...

...but if I do, I will eat them:

Check bottom section of wiki article.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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Seriously, yall are funny. I live in Florida though not on the eastern side. Please Please nobody bring those
disgusting things up here to NW Florida. We already have fire ants..a grim reminder of what can be brought
into the country. We REALLY have to watch out for little ones in this state as too many fire ant bites can
be deadly serious. I use vinegar on bites or a paste of baking soda and meat tenderizer. I wonder
what my cat would do if she saw a snail of that size. Probably look, sniff and walk away. OKay spongebobs
out there now is your chance to acquire a pet snail for FREE. Get shaked and baked in california and bit
and squeezed and slimed in south florida. Thanks for the post.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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If this infestation gets out of control, it'll only be a matter of time before the decision is made to introduce a foreign species of animal to bring the outbreak under control... this species of course being the French.

Then you'll have real problems! Believe me I've seen it here in Australia with the Cane Toad!!!
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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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Now theres a war the french can win!

Send the french to defend florida.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
Now theres a war the french can win!

Send the french to defend florida.




Just what the U.S. needs a bunch of fat French guys.

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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 09:17 PM
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oh the dreaded land snail!

i remember back in the olden days when the feared snails stormed the beach!
we only had 4 months to prepare before they broke the perimeter of our town line.
they were stealthy,only traveling in the early morning,when the dew was fresh.
while us silly humans ignorantly enjoyed our morning coffee,watching the sun rise,
they moved un noticed,preparing to attack!
our only defences where the sun to dry out their caustic,slimey trail,or the occasional child on a bicycle,
crushing their impenetrable shell with the tires on their bikes. what brave souls!
other methods were deployed like chemical warfare,where we put 1/2 cans of beer out to lure them to their demise,
but alas,the councill deemed this inhumane,because it wasted beer.
simply picking them up and discarding them was way too risky,because of the repulsive slime they produced.
finally we devised a plan to banish this evil enemy.
pots of boiling water and garlic,with a hint of white wine and onions were used to boil the enemy into submission.
and like the aztec warriors in by gone days,we too ate the enemy's flesh,to gain their strength!
that is the story of how we defeated the terrorist threat of the godless land snail!
use this knowledge florida! you too can defeat this evil empire of slimey doom!!!

peace!



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by billy565

Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
Now theres a war the french can win!

Send the french to defend florida.




Just what the U.S. needs a bunch of fat French guys.

edit on 14-4-2013 by billy565 because: (no reason given)


Really... will you like to go down in history as the man who denied the french the only military victory of the last 200 years?

How selfish can a fellow human being be... think of the children... I can't believe what I'm reading.
The humanity.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 10:00 PM
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You do realize that it's ignorant to spread such stereotypes on here?

Regardless, I think giant snails are the least of Florida's problems at this point.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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Oh come on man...

Its not stereotyping... Its having fun.

Stereotyping would be saying something like "bearded with viking names have no sense of humor".

Cheer up aye?



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 10:14 PM
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I'm more worried about the giant mosquito's myself:
Giant Mosquitoes Invade Florida: Entomologist Reveals Reality Of Gallinipper Bites

I've yet to see either of these things, outside of news reports, so far.
There are some pretty big spiders down here, and I have an 6' alligator right on the other side of my fence as I type this, but none of that stuff really has much effect on daily life in general though. You just stay aware of any dangers, leave them be, and 99.9% of the time they'll leave you be.



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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 10:18 PM
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time to bring out the salt shakers!!!

(as to the giant mosquitoes - BRING OUT THE FLAMETHROWERS!!!)


and reminds me of this movie:




posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 10:20 PM
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I was joking.


Sorry. Peace.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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I will add this to my list of why I will never live in Florida. Also, since nobody has posted any pictures, here are a couple. Puts them in perspective.






posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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holy crap...
In Florida you dont step snail, snail steps YOU.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 11:33 AM
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That is so freaking gross!!!

It's a good thing they don't bite!



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 11:35 AM
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dude... I'll remove what I said.

They're too big. STOP

Scratch the french. STOP

OPERATION ESCARGOT PUT TO HALT STOP

EDIT: GET THOSE MEN OUT OF THE WATER!!!!


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