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Suddenly, snails! Thousands of them!

Last posted Sep 21, 2011 at 12:47PM EDT. Added Sep 20, 2011 at 04:39PM EDT
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…dafuq? House-eating snails?

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…oh boy. Disease-giving house-eating snails from hell. Thank god I live in Canada.

Sep 20, 2011 at 04:42PM EDT
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"""Back in 1965 we had an introduction that was traced back to an elementary-aged child that had put two of them in his pocket in Hawaii and brought them back to Miami," Gaskalla says. “Seventeen-thousand snails, a million dollars, and ten years, we eradicated them.”""

Sep 20, 2011 at 06:55PM EDT

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My exact reaction to the photo:

Sep 20, 2011 at 06:57PM EDT
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Brucker wrote:

Did I ever mention to anyone here that I was once detained by U.S. Customs on suspicion of snail smuggling? True story. Now I understand what the big deal was.

NPR: Miami Invaded by Giant House-Eating Snails

What did you do to raise the suspicion of snail smuggling to yourself? Did you carry seashells in your baggage or wore suspiciously baggy pants with unsightly slime pouring out of your pockets?

Also, escargots. Yummy!

Sep 20, 2011 at 07:02PM EDT
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If zombie movies taught me anything, is that we need to move with massive force to destroy this outbreak.
Therefore, I recommend the total nuclear annihilation of Miami.

Last edited Sep 20, 2011 at 07:18PM EDT
Sep 20, 2011 at 07:14PM EDT
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Holy shit….I LIVE IN MIAMI!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Edit: Seriously, the amount of invasive species in South Florida is absolutely egregious. First it was iguanas, which all froze two winters ago. Then it was pythons, all of which are still slithering around in the everglades somewhere. And now this?! Seriously!?!

I swear to God, I’m done with this shit.

Last edited Sep 20, 2011 at 08:06PM EDT
Sep 20, 2011 at 08:03PM EDT
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Hiroman wrote:

What did you do to raise the suspicion of snail smuggling to yourself? Did you carry seashells in your baggage or wore suspiciously baggy pants with unsightly slime pouring out of your pockets?

Also, escargots. Yummy!

It’s one of those stories that actually sounds more exciting without being explained.

Back in 1990, I was on a plane coming back from Mexico City. The flight crew handed out little one-page customs forms with a list of things one would need to declare. I looked over the list and noticed that among all sorts of items you would have expected, there was also “snails”. Finding this funny, I took the pen that I had been given along with the form and underlined the word “snails”. I leaned over to my friend across the aisle and said, “What’s the deal with this?” pointing at the form. I marked “No” next to every question, and handed the form in. Later, when my group was going through customs, they pulled me aside and into a little side room, where some very serious men asked me with completely straight faces, “Mr. Brucker, are you attempting to smuggle snails into the U.S.?”

Sep 20, 2011 at 11:56PM EDT
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Brucker wrote:

It’s one of those stories that actually sounds more exciting without being explained.

Back in 1990, I was on a plane coming back from Mexico City. The flight crew handed out little one-page customs forms with a list of things one would need to declare. I looked over the list and noticed that among all sorts of items you would have expected, there was also “snails”. Finding this funny, I took the pen that I had been given along with the form and underlined the word “snails”. I leaned over to my friend across the aisle and said, “What’s the deal with this?” pointing at the form. I marked “No” next to every question, and handed the form in. Later, when my group was going through customs, they pulled me aside and into a little side room, where some very serious men asked me with completely straight faces, “Mr. Brucker, are you attempting to smuggle snails into the U.S.?”

Obviously they were looking for

Sep 21, 2011 at 12:17AM EDT
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Brucker wrote:

It’s one of those stories that actually sounds more exciting without being explained.

Back in 1990, I was on a plane coming back from Mexico City. The flight crew handed out little one-page customs forms with a list of things one would need to declare. I looked over the list and noticed that among all sorts of items you would have expected, there was also “snails”. Finding this funny, I took the pen that I had been given along with the form and underlined the word “snails”. I leaned over to my friend across the aisle and said, “What’s the deal with this?” pointing at the form. I marked “No” next to every question, and handed the form in. Later, when my group was going through customs, they pulled me aside and into a little side room, where some very serious men asked me with completely straight faces, “Mr. Brucker, are you attempting to smuggle snails into the U.S.?”

Sep 21, 2011 at 02:13AM EDT
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Would you kindly freeze the specimens as soon as possible?

Sep 21, 2011 at 12:47PM EDT
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