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It's Valentine's Day!
Have you given your sweetheart something special today??
Did you know that humans aren't the only creatures who give each other gifts in hopes that they'll get laid?
All sorts of other creatures do it too!!
Snails give each other hormone injections so they don't reject a partner's sperm!
Check out a whole bunch more AFTER THE JUMP!!
Whatever happened to some candles, flowers, and some R&B?!?!
Well, when it comes to wildlife, that crap is thrown out the window and in many cases, the man ends up dying in the process!
Check out some of the wackiest, disgusting, and sickening mating rituals the world has to offer!
Giant African Snails have sprung up in Miami.
According to the Miami Herald, the snails "are considered one of the most damaging land snails in the world.":
They eat at least 500 different types of plants, lay about 1,200 eggs a year, and can carry a strain of non-fatal meningitis. Prolific breeders, they contain both female and male reproductive organs and live as long as nine years.
They can be particularly devastating to agricultural areas and ecosystems and result in trade bans. Hailing from Eastern Africa, the snails are only allowed into the United States with special permits and for scientific research.
The snails can grow up to ten-inches long and four-inches wide.
The snails can eat through stucco and plaster, so people aren’t even safe in their homes!
Run for your lives!
But seriously, if U live in Miami, report any “suspicious snail” sightings to Miami Agriculture Officials.
[Image via Joe Raedle/Getty Images.]
This is soooo mean!!!
Snails in France better run…and run fast!
Most snails in The World Snail Racing Championships don't have a chance of survival. The winner that ends up on the winner's podium gets his (or her) life spared. As for the rest of the snails, though, they end up in cooking pot for escargot!
Can't they all just be winners?? So cruel!