Giant African Snails Have Invaded Florida Again – Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Florida is no stranger to invasive species. This past year we had an invasive species of spiders that we needed to be on the lookout for. So when the news broke about a giant African snail sighting in Florida, it shouldn’t surprise anyone. However, it should be taken very seriously. The giant African snail has quite the history in the Sunshine State, dating all the way back to the 1960s. Right now, residents of Pasco County should be on the lookout, but really all Florida residents should at the very least understand what to keep an eye out for with these snails and what to do if they spot one.

Have you ever seen a giant African snail in your city? Did you know these snails even existed? Please share with us your thoughts in the comments section!

To find out more information about this invasive species in Florida, check out the website for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).