Giant African Snails Have Invaded Florida Again - Here's Everything You Need To Know
By Marisa Roman|Published July 15, 2022
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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.