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    Deadly Snails Invading Houston; Carry Meningitis



    Deadly Snails Invading Houston; Carry Meningitis


    HOUSTON, TX A Giant African Land Snail has been discovered in the backyard of a Houston home. Now, researchers are sending out a serious warning. Scientists say the snails ARE extremely dangerous and they spread a deadly disease. People are being warned not to touch them.

    http://kplr11.com/2013/05/08/deadly-...ry-meningitis/

    They can cause meningitis!
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    Turns out those are good snails!

    "Turns out the big snail found in a Houston garden is beneficial, not bad. It was a rosy wolf snail, a predator of snails that devour garden plants, said Michael Warriner, invertebrate biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department."

    http://www.chron.com/life/article/A-...p?cmpid=hpfsln
    Just my opinion

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    I hate snails and slugs (shell less snails IMO). I don't even do escargot.

    At least there's a snail that is beneficial...if only they didn't leave so much slime or freak me out! Ick!

    Not a bug person....nope, nope never will be.
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    Turns out those are good snails!

    "Turns out the big snail found in a Houston garden is beneficial, not bad. It was a rosy wolf snail, a predator of snails that devour garden plants, said Michael Warriner, invertebrate biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department."

    http://www.chron.com/life/article/A-...p?cmpid=hpfsln
    Where can I get one of those?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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