Saturday, November 11, 2006

Barbados faces horror of giant snail invasion


AP) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados A breed of giant, ravenous snails that first appeared in Barbados five years ago has thrived on the tropical island, destroying crops and prompting calls for the government to eliminate the slimy pests.

Authorities are organizing nocturnal snail hunts to combat the menace from these crop-munching, meningitis-transmitting mollusks.

As if the threat to our (by our I mean, mine, not the United States') rum imports isn't bad enough, even the West Virginia Department of Agriculture has sounded the alarm. And if West Virginia is threatened, Kentucky can't be far behind, with its clear water, rich fields of corn and many distilleries.

First the rum is gone, and then the bourbon.

6 comments:

wonderturtle said...

Holy, holy hell. That thing looks like it could strangle... someone with a very thin neck!

lulu said...

As long as the potato crops are fine, we can still make vodka.

Tenacious S said...

As for me, they can eat all the juniper bushes they want.

Johnny Yen said...

Imagine the escargot you could make from it...

Bubs said...

Lulu, if they eat the potato crops then I have a kick-ass pruno recipe.

I look at those things and I don't think "escargot", that's too buttery and delicate. I think these would be more like chicken fingers, only slimier. Like a 4 inch long strand of badly fried okra, chewier.

Kate said...

They are kinda cute.

I could use another pet.

Six isn't enough. TV told me only eight is enough.