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Attack of the giant snails!

Credit: AnimalWire

They’re big, they’re slimy, and they’re eating their way across Florida. 

The giant African land snail (Achatina fulica) can grow as large as a rat. They live up to nine years and have the annoying habit of eating through stucco and plaster walls for the calcium they need to grow their baseball-size shells.