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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 905 times:

I read this in the Daily Telegraph (U.K) and thought it was very funny.

A SNAIL invasion closed a runway at Nice airport for five hours on friday. An airport manager said: "Slime was spread over the tarmac,."


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User currently offlineMAC_Veteran From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 726 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 891 times:

Now that's a hoot! Imagine an airplane sliding off the runways into the Med' there due to this? That's a lot of 'Nice French escargot' eh?!  

Snails can also cause all sorts of havoc with cargo. While stationed at Andersen AFB, Guam as a USAF Special Handling Cargo Supervisor from 1992-1994, I frequently rejected cargo infested with snails. It's actually quite a problem, especially if the cargo has been sitting outside too long in a tropical environment.

That type of infestation is bad news if it doesnt get caught and these pests reach a country where snails -arent- a problem, causing great agricultural damage to crops and flora.


User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 868 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 864 times:

I don't quite get how come this snail invasion wasn't prevent the moment first snails were discovered: they aren't that fast to take by suprise, are they?

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