'a Slick Mess': Slimy, Giant Snails Invade South Florida

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NBCNews.com (blog)'A slick mess': Slimy, giant snails invade South FloridaNBCNews.com (blog)By Barbara Liston, Reuters. ORLANDO — South Florida is fighting a growing infestation of one of the world's most destructive invasive species: the giant African land snail, which can grow as big as a rat and gnaw through stucco and plaster.and more »

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