The Gastropod thing is getting worse.
Imagine for a second, a common brown garden snail, and now imagine one of those more than 20 centimetres long.
That’s what’s been found on the Gold Coast, not far from one of Queensland’s most popular nature parks, and the discovery of the world’s most destructive land snail has forced quarantine authorities to re-think their inspection procedures. The last Giant African Snail outbreak was at Gordonvale, near Cairns, in far north Queensland in 1977 – hundreds were found and they took eight months to eradicate.
Some people keep them for pets, ugh, like the office workers at