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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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Our Giant African Land Snail

Meet SHREK! He is our brand new, GIANT African Land Snail! He was rescued a few years ago after being discovered in a crate with other land snails which ...

How To Care For Giant African Land Snails

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Science /AAAS

Science /AAAS
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:08:20 -0700

In the past, the tiny worm has found a valuable traveling companion in humans, who have helped spread the animal around the world—both accidently through the international plant trade and intentionally to control pests like 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

CBS Local

CBS Local
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:18:27 -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 ...

Miami Herald

Miami Herald
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:00:00 -0700

... night's episode of of Travel Channel's popular series Mysteries at the Museum features the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Host Don Wildman checks out a shell from a Giant African Land Snail and discusses the slow moving invasive species.

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 ...

Wall Street Hedge

CBS Local
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:11:15 -0800

University of Florida scientists say the parasite “rat lungworm” has been found in multiple species of snails in the Miami area, including the invasive giant African Land Snail. The rat lungworm is a tiny worm that can cause potentially fatal illnesses ...
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