From Barbara Liston in The Week comes news about the snail invasion in south Florida.
The giant African land snail can grow as big as a rat and gnaw through stucco and plaster. Since the monstrous mollusks were first noticed in the Miami-Dade County area in September 2011, researchers and vigilant homeowners have caught at least 117,000 of them, or about 1,000 a week. And residents will soon likely begin encountering them more often, crunching them underfoot as the snails emerge from underground hibernation at the start of the state’s rainy season in just seven weeks.
I wonder what they taste like when fried?