World Traveling Giant Snails!

pic: Roberta Zimmerman, USDA APHIS, Bugwood.org

pic: Roberta Zimmerman, USDA APHIS, Bugwood.org

Florida seems to have a bit of a snail problem. Someone has introduced giant African snails into the environment and they are destroying natural habitat like nothing else. As if Florida doesn’t have enough problems already. You have natural predators already then people started releasing pythons now giant snails. If you add in all the retired North Easters I would say Florida has all the problems it can handle. Apparently back in the sixties they had this problem and it took them a decade to get rid of these things, now someone has reintroduced them and they have to go through it all over again. Just to be clear these things eat plants, stucco, small creatures and all other snails so getting rid of them is a priority. These snails according to reports have been taken all over the world by people making issues for countries all over the map. The global nature of our world today is making it less possible for local economies and environments to stay “Local”. I watch those epidemic movies on TV and I cringe at the fact that we are a cruise ships and an international flight away from any germ anywhere in the world, Just ask all the people on the Royal Caribbean cruise on its way back to Jersey.

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