Florida Deploys Sniffer Dogs To Hunt Down Giant African Snails
View Source | July 25, 2022 1:58 pm
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- Florida officials are calling in sniff dogs to hunt for giant African land snails, a potential health risk to humans.
- Florida’s agriculture department has called the giant African snail “one of the most damaging” mollusk subtypes in the world.
- The snails pose threats to vegetation and infrastructure because of its appetite for at least 500 different plants as well as paint and stucco.
- “We’re concerned with that being in our environment,” said Jason Stanley, a biologist with Florida’s Department of Agriculture.
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