A swarm of giant African land snails is headed this way!
They feed voraciously on more than 500 plant species. They eat through plaster walls. They can produce about 1,200 eggs a year and have been known to carry a parasitic rat lungworm that can cause illness in humans, including a form of meningitis.
Maybe we can have a Very Special Chopped! : Invasive Species episode.
Appetizer basket: Zebra mussels, kudzu, Asian carp, Bitter melon (wasn't this actually used on an episode?)
Entree basket: Burmese python, Water hyacinth, Nutria, Asparagus fern, Leaffooted bug (fucker is murder on my tomato plants)
Dessert basket: Japanese honeysuckle, Africanized honeybee, Red imported fire ant, Northern snakehead, Hydrilla
Yes, that's just what the almiqui wants us to do.
[quote]A swarm of giant African land snails is headed this way!
Predicted to reach the U.S. in 75 years!
[quote]Predicted to reach the U.S. in 75 years!
They're already in Florida.
What does Mrs. Schuster say?
Bite your tongue!
This is no laughing matter. Invasive species pose a greater threat to the US than terrorists. We should be allocating significantly more funds to deal with this issue.
Coming soon to the 'Chopped' kitchen mystery baskets...
Will Giant African Land Snails be an appetizer, entree, or dessert ingredient?
It serves them right for making plaster their main building ingredient.
If only someone would fly down with Paula Deen and 30 kilos of butter cradled in her skunk-do...