African Land Snail
It’s been a year since the Giant African Land Snail began its invasion of South Florida. Since that time, more than 77,000 snails have been collected on 340 properties in Miami-Dade County.
The Giant African Land Snail may not sound like a rapidly growing problem. But state officials have been trying to fight the invasion since September of last year.
Thirty three thousand and counting. That’s how many invasive African land snails have been captured by state agriculture workers since they were first reported in Miami-Dade County in September.