3,000 giant snails collected in Pasco County, FDACS reports

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — In the latest on the Giant African Land Snail invasion and purge effort in Pasco County, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed that the snails had the rat lungworm parasite, which can cause meningitis in pets and humans.

Now, the state’s latest count hit 3,000, according to a new announcement from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture. The snail eradication effort, led by the Division of Plant Industry, has been working to remove the giant snails, also called GALS, since the end of June.

Giant snail purge underway in Pasco,

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