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.
Reuters (Aug. 23, 2013) Research into how snails spread a parasite fatal to dogs has revealed that the gastropods can explore the length of an average British garden in a single night - reaching a top speed of one meter per ... watch video
AFP (July 31, 2015) Beachgoers and vacationers love the warm weather in Miami, but apparently so do giant African snails. Officials are working to rid the area of the world's biggest gastropods which are destroying ... watch video
Cinelan (Feb. 1, 2013) From her London townhouse and with the support of her wealthy doting father, middle-aged pixies Melanie Salmon transforms herself from a mild-mannered environmental philanthropist - promoting the ... watch video
AFP (June 11, 2013) Thanks to a climate that snails love, Poland is aiming to become a major exporter of the gastropods, which are enjoyed as a delicacy in France, Spain and Italy. Although large-scale snail breeders ... watch video
AP (Apr. 14, 2014) Florida wildlife officials say they have killed five bears following an attack on a woman in a suburban subdivision in central Florida. Forty-five year-old Terri Frana was attacked by a large bear in ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 23, 2014) A fox attacked a second-grade boy at a Connecticut elementary school Monday. It also attacked two school staff members and a woman and her dog.
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Oct. 6, 2015 Scientists investigating how to control take-all, a fungus that lives in soil and infects wheat roots to cause disease, have discovered that different varieties of wheat have ... read more
Oct. 5, 2015 Horses with a rare nerve condition have similar signs of disease as people with conditions such as Alzheimer's, a new study has found. The findings shed new light on the causes of the rare but ... read more
Mar. 10, 2015 Two new species of tiny subterranean snails enrich the biodiversity of Northern Spain. Zospeum vasconicum and Zospeum zaldivarae belong to a group of blind, diaphanous snails known to inhabit caves ... read more
Jan. 14, 2015 Rearing snails in the laboratory can cause important changes in their behavior, researchers have found. “We found that great pond snails follow the slime trails laid down by other snails as they ... read more
Aug. 6, 2013 Evolutionary biologists have found an unusual system that allows narrowing the gap in the study of evolutionary processes, working on living African freshwater snails and their fossil ... read more
June 19, 2013 Some snails in Ireland and the Pyrenees are genetically almost identical, perhaps because they were carried across the Atlantic during an 8000-year-old human migration. The snail genetics tie in with ... read more