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How About Giant African Land Snails For Dinner?

The Giant African Land Snail has become an issue in South Florida leading to snail-sniffing dogs and teams of people trying to capture the invasive species.

07/21/2014

Michael Sabato, environmental specialist; Omar Garcia, environmental specialist, with Raider; Bryan Benson, environmental manager; Jodi Daugherty, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Larry Bynum, environmental specialist, with Bear.  (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture)

Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing School

A couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.

05/23/2014

Giant African Land Snail (Source: CBS4)

Ag Officials Make Strides Against Meningitis Carrying Mollusks

South Florida is gaining ground on the large, slimy Giant African Land Snails that first appeared in the region two years ago.

CBS Miami–08/29/2013

(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

Landscapers To Join Battle Against Giant African Land Snails

Miami-Dade landscapers were educated Friday on how to battle a growing invasion of the Giant African Land snails.

CBS4–11/18/2011

(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

Fla. Officials Going On A Giant African Snail Hunt

Florida agriculture officials are in Miami Friday to check out the invasion of the Giant African Land snails.

CBS4–09/30/2011

(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

Fla. Officials To Tour Giant Snail Areas

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Secretary Adam Putnam will be visiting South Florida Friday to tour the areas that are being infested by Giant African Land Snails.

CBS4–09/29/2011