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Giant African Snails

Snails As Big As Shoes Are Kind Of A Problem In Florida

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weird News

When HuffPost Weird first heard that giant snails were “invading” Florida, we had visions of this: Unfortunately, that’s far f...

USDA Works To Stop Import, Sale Of Illegal Giant African Snails

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collec...

Cuba's Football Hangover

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Gone is the last game, the German goal, Götze's hands raising the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Some of the excitement remains, it's true, but the roar that ran through Havana when the ball entered the goal in Rio De Janeiro or Sal Paulo is now just a memory.

State Launches Four-Legged Solution To Slimy Infestation

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | Miami

By Kevin Gray MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida officials trying to eradicate the Giant African Land Snail, one of the world's most destructive...

Giant, House-Eating Snails Invading Florida

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Miami

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - South Florida is fighting a growing infestation of one of the world's most destructive i...

PHOTOS: Giant Snails Invade Miami Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

Miami, with its beautiful beaches, warm temperatures and vibrant nightlife, might be known for its fast-paced atmosphere, but now residents are findin...

Giant Snails Used To Monitor Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Apparently humans have found another debatably cruel use for snails beyond escargot. A Russian waterworks company is using six Giant African snails to...