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Giant Snail

When I ran across this video today, I thought for sure it was fake:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

In fact, it’s a Giant African Snail. This beast can grow up to 12 inches long, can climb trees, and is known to steal slow puppies and kittens in the middle of the night (OK, 2 of the 3 are true).

Too bad they’re illegal to own in the U.S.

9 Responses to “Giant Snail”

  1. on 19 Apr 2007 at 12:30 am Karen

    Aw, why illegal! Holy poo, that’s the coolest thing ever!

    I used to have a pet garden snail, but I had to set her free when she laid about a jillion eggs in her tank. The babies were cute, but a bit too much for me, so off the whole family went into the wild green yonder.

    Not anywhere as huge as that thing.

  2. on 19 Apr 2007 at 8:09 am Shannon

    Some things are a lot cuter small!

  3. on 19 Apr 2007 at 3:36 pm Stijn

    I wonder what they taste like when you cook them.

  4. on 19 Apr 2007 at 9:43 pm T-T

    What is up with people wanting to eat everything they eat? ****! lol

  5. on 20 Apr 2007 at 6:20 am Daniel Kim

    I can’t believe I just sat and watched a video with a snail!*

    I imagine it tastes a lot like . . . snail

    *Twice!

  6. on 20 Apr 2007 at 4:08 pm cobra427

    We wanted to adopt one as a pet at the school where I work – but it was thrown out as being gross by the powers that be

  7. on 21 May 2007 at 7:59 pm CheeseDuck

    Huh? Why is it illegal in the US?

  8. on 27 May 2007 at 9:56 pm BunGirl

    Illegal in the US because if a few of these bad boys got loose and began breeding we’d be overrun. There are enough non-indigenous species killing off the local foliage and wildlife that were introduced when someone dumped an unwanted pet.

  9. on 13 Jul 2007 at 10:27 pm South African

    One of the biggest frights I had as a child was seeing one of those on a camping trip. I was used to the small snails we used to get in the garden!

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