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Giant African land snail is the common name used to refer to two genera and three species within the family Achatinidae, a family of unusually large African terrestrial snails:

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:18:57 -0800

The giant African snail, which spreads disease, can grow to 8 inches in length and 5 inches in diameter. The giant African snail, which spreads disease, can grow to 8... There's a new, slow-moving threat inching its way onto California's shores that's ...

CBS News

CBS News
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:12:09 -0700

The video shows a giant African land snail, an invasive species with no natural predators that lives up to nine years and can grow to eight inches long. An adult can lay as many as 1,200 eggs in a year. "We need your help," the ad implores. "See 'em ...

Kent Online

Kent Online
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 04:57:15 -0700

Pupils at a Maidstone school have returned from their summer holidays to discover their classroom pet is mysteriously pregnant. The hunt was on for the father but it turned out Barbie-Ken the giant African land snail had managed to make itself pregnant.

7Online WSVN-TV

7Online WSVN-TV
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:23:17 -0700

MIAMI (WSVN) -- Agriculture officials in South Florida are stepping up their efforts in eradicating Giant African Land Snails. The department has been able to eliminate more than 159,000 of the pests so far, thanks to homeowners reporting sightings ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:19:58 -0700

Talk about a nightmare in slow motion. Giant African land snails, which abound in south Florida, are not only threatening to move beyond the Miami area, they're hauling some ugly passengers. A U.S. Geological Survey study released this week says ...

Orlando Weekly (blog)

Orlando Weekly (blog)
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:47:41 -0700

Compared to Florida's long list of invasive species, the Giant African land snail is one of the most resilient. It can switch sexes and drop over 400 eggs a year. It can decimate crops by eating over 500 varieties of plants. And, it can lay dormant for ...

Miami New Times

Miami New Times
Thu, 14 May 2015 05:08:40 -0700

The giant African land snail, native to East Africa, is one of the most damaging snails in the world. It consumes at least 500 types of plants, including everything grown in Florida as food. It can also cause structural damage to plaster and stucco and ...

Daily Beast

Daily Beast
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:15:40 -0700

“There are two dedicated canine teams specifically for the Giant African Land Snail,” Keller says. “And we put out bait and molluscicide in properties where we have previously identified.” There are signs that the program is working. “We're finding ...

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