Giant African Land Snails (Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture)

Rare & Dangerous Parasite Found In South Florida Snails

The battle to get rid of the invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails is gaining new importance after a new study found a rare parasite in the snails, and three other non-native species of snails, can cause serious health problems in humans and animals.

CBS Miami–02/26/2015

Giant African Land Snails (Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture)

First Giant African Land Snails Found In Broward County

he battle to get rid of invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails just got a little harder after the disease-carrying, stucco-eating mollusk was located for the first time in Broward County.

CBS Miami–09/10/2014

Giant African Land Snail (CBS4)

Miami-Dade Must Be Vigilant In Fight Against Giant African Land Snails

The battle to rid South Florida of the Giant African Land Snail is going well but not well enough.


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

Giant African Land Snails Are Giant Issue In Miami-Dade

The Giant African Land Snail has become a giant issue in South Florida which has already led to snail-sniffing dogs and teams of people trying to capture the invasive species.


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

(Source: Andy Newman/Keys News Service)

Man Snags Conch Shell Blowing Title In Key West

Dozens of contestants blew their own horns in Key West Saturday, but none did it better than 76-year-old sailing buff Bill Ochse of Ocean City, Md.