Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Sunday, 14 April 2013

You think the horse meat was bad news?

A spokeswoman from the Florida Department of Agriculture has this to say on the source of the giant African land snails and other exotic pests infesting Dade County:
"If you got a ham sandwich in Jamaica or the Dominican Republic, or an orange, and you didn't eat it all and you bring it back into the States and then you discard it, at some point, things can emerge from those products."


  1. Gosh, have to watch my African Land Snails. I have beetle trouble at this time.

  2. Colorado, death-watch or Volkswagen?

    What amazes me is that the giant snails reproduce at a frightening rate and appear to have almost no natural predators; maybe homo sapiens is running out of time and the invertebrates are poised to take over.

  3. We need to make a film of it, Macheath.