Cannibalistic beasts seized by LA custom officers

Officials at Los Angeles airport have detained a shipment of highly-dangerous, giant African snails (pictured). The species were on a flight from Nigeria, with a destination point of California and simply labelled as being “for human consumption”. The snails, which were stored in plastic buckets, have since been torched by the US department of agriculture.

These type of life-threatening beast have the ability to eat paint and the stucco on the outside of houses, can wipe out agricultural crops and indigenous animals and carry parasites.

Despite being viewed as highly dangerous in America, the giant African snail is used in some religious rituals in Brazil and eaten as a delicacy in Nigeria

 This article was adapted from a Daily Mirror article. To read the original article click here.