Snail as Big as a Tennis Shoe Running Amok in Florida : Discovery News

Florida plant detectives are on the trail of a slippery foe, an invasive African land snail that is wily, potentially infectious, and can grow as big as a tennis shoe. In the four years since Giant African Snails were discovered in Miami, they have slowly but surely spread to new territory, alarming residents in the southern suburbs and the neighboring county of Broward.


That is horrifying, and of course this is happening in Florida. I would absolutely shit my pants if I saw one of these in my house. There is something so gross about them to me (I think it’s the trail of slime that they leave in their path).