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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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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 ...

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.” Giant African Land Snail invades Florida. Giant African Land ...

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.

Southeast Farm Press

Southeast Farm Press
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0700

“We've eliminated more than 159,000 of these invasive pests, but only with the continued help of the residents of South Florida can we completely rid Florida of the giant African land snail.” The eradication program has been very effective, shown by ...

Modern Farmer

Modern Farmer
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:15:00 -0700

The giant African land snail is much meaner than its acronym (GALS) would have you believe. In fact, it's one of the most destructive invasive species of the past few decades. But the state of Florida is, at long last, having some success getting rid ...

CBBC Newsround

CBBC Newsround
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:20:18 -0700

Surprisingly, it is related to the giant African land snail, which is nine million times larger than it. World's smallest snail Image copyright AP. Snails are officially classed as 'micro-snails' when their shell is smaller than five millimetres. Most ...


Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:11:45 -0700

The ravenous snail is about the size of a human hand, but department spokesman Aaron Keller doesn't recommend picking one up. “They carry a parasite that has been shown to be able to transfer from those who touch or handle the giant African land snail ...

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 ...

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