67 Giant Snails Seized At LAX


By Paul Johnson

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - US customs and border protection intercepted some interesting cargo...er... Es-cargo... At LAX.
67 live snails!
The snails arrived from Nigeria, bound for San Dimas, California.
Accompanying paperwork indicated they were for human consumption.
However, a team of Entemologists identified them as giant African snails an extremely invasive species.
They're one of the world's largest land snails, and they'll eat anything from fruits and vegetables, to paint and stucco off houses.
They've also been known to carry parasites harmful to people.
The snails have been transferred to a USDA station for processing.

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