Giant African Snails Invade Miami Florida

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  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2 … i-florida/
    Workers from Florida’s Department of Agriculture are fighting a slimy and dangerous enemy: giant African land snails that have invaded a residential area in Miami-Dade County.
    “We have collected over a thousand so far and we have only just begun,” said Denise Feiber, Public Information Director for Florida’s Division of Plant Industry.

    Florida Department of Agriculture/Division of Plant Industry

    Investigators aren’t sure when or how the invaders slithered into town, but they are on a mission to eradicate the snails as fast as possible.  Giant African land snails can grow to be as long as 8 inches and consume at least 500 different types of plants.  They also destroy stucco and plaster.
    sounds like a new horror movie just in time for Halloween..!

    1. Greek One profile image73
      Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      African Snails?

      How big are their condoms??

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Revenge of the Snails!

  3. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    A great find as usual Stacie.

    I wonder how they taste with a nice chilli sauce? smile

    It would not take many of these to make a nice meal.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/pi/images/pests/African-snail-2.jpg
      Yum! smile

  4. wychic profile image88
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    LOL -- it's the GALS response to how the FDA has been treating them for the last several years. If anyone is caught keeping them as pets, they're confiscated and dropped in rubbing alcohol. I understand these critters can wreak havoc in humid, temperate climates, but they did it in the desert states too...

  5. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    we usually spread salt on the walkway to keep them from entering the house..they hate that!

    1. 2uesday profile image82
      2uesdayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You leave the house to sprinkle the salt with snails that size about, you are brave. I would have to move to another place.

      Not sure it would work with snails but slugs cannot cross a strip of copper, gardeners use it for that reason sometimes.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Shotgun.

  7. DrPPoorluk profile image58
    DrPPoorlukposted 6 years ago

    Sounds like a 60's horror movie. Snails vs. the Blob!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe the satellite will nail a few of them.

  8. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    My tortoise loves them! YUM!

  9. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    Just checked my backyard... no giant snails.

  10. profile image0
    Wentworth35posted 6 years ago

    I don't know why, but I like snails.  I remember bringing them into the house for their dinner, but my cat Dennis was afraid of them, so I had to put them back in the garden.  However, for the past few years, every morning there is a trail of slime across my carpet, but I have never seen the snail.  I always feel guilty, when I walk into the garden in the dark and hear the unmistakable crunch under my foot.

  11. DIY Backlinks profile image54
    DIY Backlinksposted 6 years ago

    These buggers can get very big1

  12. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Giant African Snails Invade Miami Florida???

    They are not really snails, they are just REALLY slow (and they can't shoot either!)

    http://ballb4all.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/miami_heat_big_three.png

  13. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    Those snails costed a lot of money! I wonder why?!

 
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