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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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Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:51:27 -0700

She also points to modifications seen on the fossilised bones that have been attributed to beetles and snails such as the giant African land snail. While the bones appear to have been damaged by these creatures, they would not have been found living so ...

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 ...

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.

The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:00:11 -0700

Happily, I met a man who felt the same way and in our time together we have shared stewardship over everything from a violent elderly rabbit rescued – in hindsight probably against its will – from the local park to a giant African land snail and all ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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