Giant, Voracious Snails Invade Florida

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•16 Apr 18, 2013

South Florida is struggling to deal with an infestation of invasive giant African land snails, which can grow to the size of rats, readily consume over 500 native species, and are known to enjoy chewing on the stucco common to Florida’s housing. What do you think?

  • “I say we cut our losses and just give Florida to the snails.”

    Anderson Grier –
    Missionary

  • “They seem like go-getters wanting their piece of the American dream. Who are any of us to stop them?”

    Nadia Jenkinson –
    Parachute Mender

  • “I’m with the snails. Stucco is delicious.”

    Donald Priestley –
    Barber