Florida Deploys Sniffer Dogs To Hunt Down Giant African Snails

  • 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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