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Giant African Land Snails.........*****any one who lives near can take some !!! ****

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Found 29th Mar 2010
right well i got some snails of a lovely member on here, at first i got 4....... then we met again and got about another 40 of her !!!!!

the reason i got another 40 of her is because i was going to help her get rid of them.....

so i went down to my local pet shop too see if they wanted any he said no the first time so when i next went in he asked about them again ..... i said yes you can have some free of charge.....so whilst ive been waiting for the snails too grow soo i can give them too him the hole pet shop has now closed down and im stuck with about 35 snails as ive give some away too friends thing is ................... what do i do with the rest of them now ...


in b4 :

boil em'

sell em' to a french restaurant

bit a garlic butter sorted :thumbsup:

sensible sugestions pleassseeeee !!

LOL !

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I have had a few of them, missus loves snails. (Wierd thing to love I know)

They are a pain to look after as they need to be kept warm.

Sensible thing would be to offer them to a zoo. There is zoo's about theres one in Anglesea that has these. So there is bound to be others.

Put an advert in youre pet shop! Or the paper.

Local junior schools.

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thanks ive tried the advertising thing i got 1 phone call and they didnt ring back !!

A pinch of salt will do the trick

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CFC_Mark;8238966

A pinch of salt will do the trick



:roll::roll:

Do you send via snail mail??

too fast for me, the kids had 2, they were very noisy as well, we had them in a glass tank.

Post some pics ???

http://www.hickory-dickorys.co.uk/images/photos/snail%205.JPG

leemole101;8239168



Jesus, that looks bigger than my dog. let them go up the allotments!!!!!!

Oh my god are they really that big and you have 35 of them :?

My advice is to either sell them to a french restaurant as they are great at looking after them or release them into a farmers field :w00t:

khy86;8239231

Oh my god are they really that big and you have 35 of them :?My advice is … Oh my god are they really that big and you have 35 of them :?My advice is to either sell them to a french restaurant as they are great at looking after them or release them into a farmers field :w00t:



its illegal to release GALS into the wild :thumbsup:

good luck finding homes for the little slimers. i only have 2 left now and just got a smaller tank or i would have helped out

leecroot;8239222

Jesus, that looks bigger than my dog. let them go up the allotments!!!!!!



OMG that had me lmao !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aahh they are huge though! I had no idea they were so GIGANTIC!!

Good luck though!

donna-lou;8239264

its illegal to release GALS into the wild :thumbsup:



Are you sure...there's plenty of GALS running wild where im from :whistling:

Also imagine accidently stepping on one of these bad boys...a normal snail is bad enough

khy86;8239317

Are you sure...there's plenty of GALS running wild where im from … Are you sure...there's plenty of GALS running wild where im from :whistling:Also imagine accidently stepping on one of these bad boys...a normal snail is bad enough



haha they run wild here too!

seriously though it had something to do with them destroying a massive amount of crops in america (i think) and they breed like wildfire, laying up to 1600 eggs per year so it would be extremely hard to control the population of them

this is my janet, shes a bit bigger now as this was taken last year
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t151/donnaraine/2008_0429campics0066.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t151/donnaraine/2008_0429campics0073.jpg

Jumpingphil;8238947

Local junior schools.



^^^ this ^^^^

If you were local Im sure the school I work in would take a couple from you and our local comp has a mini-beasts club that have these sorts of creatures, worth a phonecall to some local schools after the holidays
Good luck aah :thumbsup:

Oh my, I had no idea they were so big! They look like fun pets though, good luck finding homes for them

donna-lou;8239382

this is my janet, shes a bit bigger now as this was taken last year



Oh god thats horribly big, oh the slime...how i hate the slime, brb going to go vomit in a conveniently placed bag :shock:

khy86;8239452

Oh god thats horribly big, oh the slime...how i hate the slime, brb going … Oh god thats horribly big, oh the slime...how i hate the slime, brb going to go vomit in a conveniently placed bag :shock:



your avi looks slimier than my janet they arent as slimy as people think :thumbsup:

donna-lou;8239507

your avi looks slimier than my janet they arent as slimy as people … your avi looks slimier than my janet they arent as slimy as people think :thumbsup:



lol never looked at it that way, besides my avi's a fish and looks like a blob which is what makes it awesome :p.

khy86;8239561

lol never looked at it that way, besides my avi's a fish and looks like a … lol never looked at it that way, besides my avi's a fish and looks like a blob which is what makes it awesome :p.



is that what it is?!?!?! i thought it was a bit of raw chicken :w00t:

i think snails are awesome cos theres no other animal like a snail :-D

Hope you wash your hands Donna-lou

Adam2050;8239620

Hope you wash your hands Donna-lou



always before and after :thumbsup:

Dorry Donna-lou but having a pet snail called Janet has just cracked me up, such a odd name for a snail! Mind you who am I to talk one of our chickens is called Paxo, which was great yesterday as 5 escaped onto the lane behind ours and the Mrs was running after them shouting Paxo, come on Paxo.

Later went to the shop and found chicken poop near the door so god knows how they they had gone! Hopefully you cant get fined for not picking up your chickens poop :w00t:

harlzter;8239705

Dorry Donna-lou but having a pet snail called Janet has just cracked me … Dorry Donna-lou but having a pet snail called Janet has just cracked me up, such a odd name for a snail! Mind you who am I to talk one of our chickens is called Paxo, which was great yesterday as 5 escaped onto the lane behind ours and the Mrs was running after them shouting Paxo, come on Paxo. Later went to the shop and found chicken poop near the door so god knows how they they had gone! Hopefully you cant get fined for not picking up your chickens poop :w00t:



paxo :w00t: thats a fab name!
I named them after the characters on 2 pints of lager. i had jonny, gaz, munch, janet and corinthian. i only have janet and corinthian now

donna-lou;8239749

paxo :w00t: thats a fab name!I named them after the characters on 2 pints … paxo :w00t: thats a fab name!I named them after the characters on 2 pints of lager. i had jonny, gaz, munch, janet and corinthian. i only have janet and corinthian now



lol nice one!

We have six
Paxo
Dexter
Chucky
Chic-chic aka Road Runner (my avatar so called because when she runs her legs seem to spin round!)

Stars
Skulleyes
(the last 2 are what you get for letting a 3 and 6 year old pick names!!!)

so no theme to names
Dogs are Ellie and Harley (my surnames Davidson lol)
and a cat called stumpy cos he was born with three legs and a tiny stump - named by his original owners who had him from newborn (was one of their cats kittens) they got evicted and we gained a cat lol

harlzter;8239869

lol nice one!We have sixPaxoDexter ChuckyChic-chic aka Road Runner (my … lol nice one!We have sixPaxoDexter ChuckyChic-chic aka Road Runner (my avatar so called because when she runs her legs seem to spin round!)StarsSkulleyes(the last 2 are what you get for letting a 3 and 6 year old pick names!!!)so no theme to namesDogs are Ellie and Harley (my surnames Davidson lol)and a cat called stumpy cos he was born with three legs and a tiny stump - named by his original owners who had him from newborn (was one of their cats kittens) they got evicted and we gained a cat lol



haha i know your surnames davidson, i also know your first name do i sound a bit stalkerish now? haha
i lol'ed at the thought of your chickens legs spinning round :w00t:

donna-lou;8240050

haha i know your surnames davidson, i also know your first name haha i know your surnames davidson, i also know your first name [COLOR=RoyalBlue]do i sound a bit stalkerish now?[/COLOR]



Probably! (To others, not me cos I know how you know)

What area are you in?

Giant snails, no way lol.. I had no idea anything like this existed.

They are damn ugly things though to say the least. Good luck getting rid of the little... big blighters!

I've got one already - mine is called Brian. You have to be careful though, they can have about 400 babies at a time!
It's illegal to even keep one as a pet in the US.

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chalkysoil;8241467

What area are you in?



preston

Have you got a local Gumtree? If so, you can set up an advert on there for free

French restaurant :thumbsup:

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transit;8246930

French restaurant :thumbsup:



new that was coming !!!

aah96;8246950

new that was coming !!!



Please change title to giant african escargot

aah96;8246903

preston


alas too far. Would they eat all the slugs in my garden or is it just greenery?

chalkysoil;8248277

alas too far. Would they eat all the slugs in my garden or is it just … alas too far. Would they eat all the slugs in my garden or is it just greenery?



its illegal to release these into the wild, also they would die due to the temperatures being too cold for them

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