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The Dreaded New Zealand Mudsnails by Lenny La Rue, IPA

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Only slightly less dreaded than the New Jersey Skysnails, the New Zealand Mudsnails slime their way into the waterways of America. After one hellava long swim using only one foot and no flippers, these terrors…

I can’t do it. I wanna do it but just can’t dig low enough to dredge up yet another rambling blurb about non-existent creatures threatening the survival of mankind as we know it.

Mudsnails are bad. Skysnails don’t exist. The signs were all over the Nimbus Fish Hatchery area tho so something foul is afoot. (groan)

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  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    Oh yikes! Hadn’t heard of this one till you posted the sign….we’re right now having issues with zebra clams and Asian carp. Both are taking over QUICKLY in my area ponds, lakes and even rivers. Introduced species is NOT a good idea…ever.
    Still got a giggle with the Sky Snails. Did you know there’s an ocean snail that has a sail?

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 3 years ago

    Snails with sails are OK by me; snails with wings is not gonna cut it. LOL! The usage of sails is a fairly common phenomenon so you’ll have to work harder to surprise me (and no doubt you will, brat!)

    Seriously, I know of one really bad idea that caused Northern California a big scare: the Northern pike some idiot introduced to make “more difficult fishing”. We drained a lake, poisoned the mud, dried it all out, refilled the lake and the freakin pike were still there! Nothing kills them, nothing eats them, and not a single native species can survive either their attack or consumption of all available food.

    How does anyone remove a pervasive invader without risking even more harm? After all, if the threat is new and unabated naturally, something unnatural has to happen or a natural cycle to cull the over-breed newbies by lack of food has to kick in. The California Fish and Game Department introduced one species of trout by “planting” them for fishermen and almost wiped out another species of trout! Nobody has a clue how to correct that or if we have to simply accept the fact we wiped a species off the face of the earth.

    Does all this make you wonder what introducing a mass amount of ladybugs for natural pest control is really doing?

    Keep me posted please. I’d love to hear what countermeasures your community takes.

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