What am I having nightmares about?

July 22, 2014

This NYT story:

California: Giant Snails Seized at Airport

Customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized 67 live giant African snails, considered a delicacy in Nigeria but also voracious pests that can eat paint and stucco off houses, officials said Monday. Weighing nearly two pounds each, including their shells, and measuring about six inches in length, the snails arrived from Lagos, Nigeria, in two plastic baskets with paperwork describing them as being for human consumption, Customs and Border Protection said. They were destined for an address in San Dimas, an agency spokeswoman said. According to Customs and Border Protection, the snails can consume more than 500 types of plants and will even feast on the exterior of homes if fruits or vegetables are not available. They also can carry parasites harmful to humans, including one that can lead to meningitis.

So, so glad they did not include a photo with the story – ewch

But this is tattoo Tuesday, so here –




  1. The article I read had pictures. Awful things, snails.

    • Nightmares!

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