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Florida Attacked by Giant African Snails

February 9, 2012
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They're every gardener's nightmare: giant snails the size of a man's hand that eat up everything in sight, leaving only a slimy trail. South Florida is battling an invasion of the African species, one gross gastropod at a time.

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