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



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6 news items

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 ...

Examiner.com

Examiner.com
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:20:31 -0700

The USDA is on the hunt for a giant land snail. This massive snail, the Giant African Land Snail, is responsible for damaging crops and housing. The snail eats more than 500 different crop species, including citrus. When food is scarce, it consumes ...
 
TheGrower
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:22:30 -0700

click image to zoom giant African land snail Andrew Derksen, FDACS/DPI; bugwood.orgA giant African land snail can feed on more than 500 different plants as well as house stucco.The spread of a large African mollusk in south Florida that eats plants and ...
 
WNWO NBC 24
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:03:45 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June ...
 
Sun Sentinel
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:58:10 -0700

The monster mollusk, known as the giant African land snail, was discovered in Davie on Tuesday. Authorities received a call about one and found about 10. By the next day, a posse from the Florida Department of Agriculture had rounded up 50. Why the raid?
 
Sun Sentinel
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:09:52 -0700

Along 136th Avenue in western Davie, where spacious houses stand on wooded, multi-acre lots, the battle has begun against a particularly slimy and dangerous species that has invaded South Florida. Eight workers used rakes, trowels and plastic bags to ...
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