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Sunday, July 03, 2022

Florida Department of Agriculture: The giant African land snail is one of the most damaging snails in the world and consumes at least 500 different types of plants. These snails could be devastating to Florida agriculture and natural areas as they cause extensive damage to tropical and subtropical environments. The snails also pose a serious health risk to humans by carrying the parasite rat lungworm, known to cause meningitis in humans. Giant African land snails are illegal to import or possess in the United States without a permit. The giant African land snail has been eradicated twice in Florida. The first detection was in 1969 and was eradicated in 1975. The most recent eradication of this pest was in 2021 from a detection in 2011 in Miami-Dade County. Prior to the recent detection, the last live snail in Florida was collected in Miami-Dade County in December of 2017.



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They wouldn't last long in Louisiana.

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-07-03 06:24 PM | Reply

Big Government interfering in peoples freedom to choose what pets they keep.

#2 | Posted by Scotty at 2022-07-03 09:45 PM | Reply

Gracie, why did you let Dannie into your house?

#3 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2022-07-04 08:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Quarantining snails to protect Ag money=good. Protecting people from disease=bad. Got it.

#4 | Posted by morris at 2022-07-04 03:28 PM | Reply

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