Usually news of alien invasions (particularly giant aliens) is accompanied by reports of massive death and destruction perhaps some enslavement. In general not good news for the current inhabitants of Earth. This alien invasion however has a happy ending… well at least so far.
These aliens, Giant Space Tortoises from Aldebaran (an orange giant star 65 light years away in the constellation Taurus), have landed on the uninhabited island of Ile aux Aigrettes, off the coast of of Mauritius (in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar) and appear to have settled there starting in 2000. The island is not inhabited by humans and so this alien colony was not reported until now.
Many thought that an effort should be made to repel the invasion of the giant aliens but researchers discovered that in spite of their giant size (661 pounds or 300 kilograms) not only were these aliens non threatening but that they actually were helping to preserve the natural ecosystem of the island! The aliens eat the fruit of the ebony trees and then… um… disperse… the seeds at various locations around the island thus helping to keep this tree from extinction. Furthermore Dr. Christine Griffiths, a research associate at the University of Bristol and the lead author of a study on the giant aliens, reports that the seeds that have passed through the aliens digestive system are more likely to sprout into new trees than seeds that have not.
Do these aliens intend to colonize other areas of Earth? Well they have been on Earth for over a decade already and have made no efforts to expand their territory so far so early indications are good but no one has managed to decode their language so far so we can’t ask them.