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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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7411 news items

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:35:37 -0800

Biosecurity officials intercepted the mollusc, which was carrying around six eggs, and prevented it from entering New Zealand. Giant African land snails, which can weigh over 35lb and grow to eight inches in length, are known as a ravenous species, and ...

KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:25:19 -0800

From parrots to pythons, monkeys to lionfish, Florida is home to hundreds of exotic and invasive species. Wildlife officials try to control some species; others, Floridians just learn to live with. And then there's the giant African land snail. It's a ...

CBS Local

CBS Local
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:17:53 -0700

Fagan said that, if touched, the Giant African Land Snail can release a worm that gets into a person's bloodstream and could cause meningitis. “A rare form of meningitis of which there is no cure for and can also cause other neurological issues such as ...

Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:10:00 -0800

At a little-known government laboratory in South Florida, they keep the snails under lock and key. Sure, any escape would be sloooooow. But giant African land snails are such a threat to humans that the rules say they have to be kept locked away, just ...

National Geographic

National Geographic
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:07:41 -0700

Authorities believe that the incident—the largest giant African land snail seizure to date in the U.S.—is not a case of smuggling, because neither the sender nor the recipient were aware that the snail is illegal in the United States, the Associated ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:49:34 -0700

Hundreds of giant African snails seized in US. US captures 1,200 of molluscs, considered a delicacy by some, as they can affect eco-systems and spread diseases to humans. Giant African Land Snail. Giant African snails like these damage homes and crops ...
 
Smithsonian
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Giant land snails are "considered a delicacy in parts of their native Africa," says National Geographic, but in the US they're nothing but a huge problem. Over here, the baseball-sized snails have no natural predators. The snails have an appetite for ...
 
Wired
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:26:15 -0800

At up to a foot long, the giant African land snail was introduced to Florida by a little boy who'd pocketed some while on vacation in Hawaii. Now the things are out of control. They breed like mad and eat the stucco off houses for the calcium to grow ...
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