The Giant Pink Snails’ Last Stop in Miami

By | January 14th, 2011 | 5 Comments

After a roughly two month stay in Miami that included some abusive moments, the giant pink snails end their Magic City sojourn in inglorious fashion: entangled in plastic tape on a patch of asphalt beneath the Metrorail — an ironic fate for these molluskan ambassadors of sustainable living. Far from inspiring Miami Beach to embrace recycling more seriously, the snails got trashed and then kicked to the curb.

Poor Snails

Photo by local multimedia journalist Carlos Miller


5 Comments on “The Giant Pink Snails’ Last Stop in Miami”

  1. 1 Tweets that mention The Giant Pinks Snails' Last Stop in Miami | Beached Miami -- Topsy.com said at 11:15 am on January 14th, 2011:

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Daniel M. Perez. Daniel M. Perez said: RT @beachedmiami: Giant Pinks Snails' Last Stop in Miami http://wp.me/p13bR5-1cn photo by @CarlosMiller […]

  2. 2 George said at 2:10 pm on January 14th, 2011:

    The snails are up on display in the Gables today. Two of them are located in the traffic circle on Segovia and Coral Way and I believe there are some near city hall on Biltmore Way and 42nd Ave. They look very cool by the way !

    The melodrama in this post was great though lol.

  3. 3 Jordan Melnick said at 2:37 pm on January 14th, 2011:

    they escaped??? What can I say, I’ve got a sluggish heart.

  4. 4 ahungryartist said at 10:26 pm on January 14th, 2011:

    So sad. I will miss them.

  5. 5 Jordan Melnick said at 2:20 pm on January 16th, 2011:

    Update: Snails relocating to Coral Gables. http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/14/2016340/pink-snails-find-more-pleasant.html


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.