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Giant, House-Eating Snails Are Taking Over Florida

BY RELEVANT CURRENT April 15, 2013

Just when you thought exotic animal invasions couldn’t possibly get any worse after the Everglades became overrun by Burmese Pythons that can kill alligators, a new species is slowly taking over South Florida: Rat-sized snails and that will eat your house. Along with the ability to chew through plaster and stucco, the snails also carry a “parasitic rat lungworm” that can cause serious illnesses. Also, did we mention, they can also eat your house? A Department of Agriculture spokesperson gave this cryptic description: “They’re huge, they move around, they look like they’re looking at you … communicating with you.” So remember, if you see a massive, house-eating snail trying to communicate with you, it’s not something to be messed with …

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