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Fast moving snails spread deadly dog disease

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:06 AM

Despite their lethargic reputations, snails can travel at a relatively speedy one metre per hour, say researchers.

By attaching multicoloured LED lights, the scientists were able to track their movements over a 24-hour period.

The gastropods were fast enough to explore the length of an average UK garden in a single night.

But scientists are worried that the fast-moving snails are spreading a parasite that is deadly for dogs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-23798012

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:52 PM

How do they know the snails weren't just strolling?  Putting flashing lights on something doesn't necessarily mean it will move faster.  Just look at how fast cops respond to reports of a street fight. (about 2-3hrs)


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:58 PM

Poor doggies. I hope the medical establishment finds a vaccine, like they have for Lyme disease.

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