Gallery: Giant Rat-Sized Snails Invade Florida


Florida’s not having the best of luck when it comes to invasive—and in cases, unnerving—creatures. After giant Burmese pythons appeared in the state, there came warnings of super-sized mosquitoes set to descend this summer – and now officials are battling rat-sized snails. The African Land Snail has moved into Miami-Dade County, where up to 1,000 are being captured each week. Aside from looking like something from a b-movie, the slimy creatures pose a threat to human health, property and farming.

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  1. autoidea April 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Dale, it’s FBI. Please, look this way …

  2. autoidea April 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    So African Land Snails come from Jamaican ham sandwiches ?
    Talk about a jerk reaction to aliens !

  3. Leah Kinthaert April 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Looks like the escargot industry has hit the jackpot. That’s a hilarious comment about the Mickey Mouse hand, btw.

  4. Eddie Lutz April 22, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Rat Snails? That Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs kid has been at it again. Curse you Flint Lockwood!

  5. dale wunderlich April 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I’m more interested in the giant Micky Mouse hand holding the thing!? Where do you even get three finger latex gloves?

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