Mindless Yobs In The News Vol. 39
So, let’s say you’re in south Florida and you grow weary of the mundane day to day affairs so, you seek some spiritual guidance. Somehow, you come across a guy that will help you on your path. Would you draw the line, come to your senses, if said guy told you that you must eat some snail mucus to find the way?
Devotees of a man claiming to practice a traditional African religion said they had to ingest the mucus of a Giant African Snail that sickened them. Federal authorities in January raided the Miami man’s home after receiving complaints. The man has not been criminally charged, but prosecutors and state and federal wildlife agencies are investigating. The Giant African Snail is prohibited in the U.S. without special approval.
Evidently, it isn’t illegal to coax people in to eating snail mucus. So, bring in the fish and game dept. and try to get the guy on a technicality. Giant African Snails are contraband. They’re still investigating so…..who knows? Maybe the guy got rid of the snails. Maybe, he never had the snails. Maybe, he just keeps some mucus on hand. Is Giant African Snail mucus illegal?
All that aside, snail guy isn’t the yob here. The devotees are…
Followers said they got violently ill, losing weight and developing strange lumps in their stomachs.
How much snail mucus does it take to cause that kind of reaction?
I imagine those fellers would be up to the task.