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Most Interesting Things About The Giant African Snail

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This animal is on the Global Invasive Species List and is on the list of worst invaders.

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Giant African Snails hibernate during the dry season. Report Abuse
They bury themselves in the soil making them difficult to find.
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It took 10 years and one million dollars for the state of Florida to get rid of the snails. Report Abuse
A Florida grandmother brought 3 snails home from Africa and put them in her garden.
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Keeping them as pets is against the law. Report Abuse
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When they do die their rotting bodies create a terrible stench. Report Abuse
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Giant African Snails carry a worm that can cause illness in humans. Report Abuse
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When they die their shells decompose and add calcium to the soil. Report Abuse
The calcium changes what can be grown in that soil.
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Snails can cause tremendous damage to crops and other food sources. Report Abuse
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The snail were brought to Brazil as food. Report Abuse
The only problem was African Snails were difficult to chew.
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Giant African Snails are an invasive species Report Abuse
They used to live in just Africa but in recent years have been found in Brazil, China and India.
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They live in the warmer moister areas of the world. Report Abuse
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Giant African Snails can live to be 5 years old. Report Abuse
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Female Giant African Snails can lay up to 500 eggs at a time. Report Abuse
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When african snails hatch the first thing they eat is their own shell. Report Abuse
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African Snails are Nocturnal. Report Abuse
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Most of the snails vital organs are located deep inside its shell. Report Abuse
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The snail leaves a trail of mucus that contains germs. Report Abuse
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Some of the snails shells grow up to 8 inches long. Report Abuse
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An adult snail can weigh as much as 2 pounds. Report Abuse
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It feeds all night long. Report Abuse
It doesn't do much in the heat of the day but, at night everytime it moves it eats.
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The snails mouth is on the underside of the animal. Report Abuse
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