The giant snails are here, and they want to eat your house

04/15/2013 | Reuters

Rat-sized African land snails are invading Florida and causing damage thanks to their appetite for stucco and plaster. In snail-infested countries such as Barbados, the giant mollusks are loathed for the slick trails and excrement they leave behind, the meningitis-causing parasites they carry and the tire blowouts caused when motorists run over their shells.

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