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Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Islie: 2:34pm On Jul 03, 2022
THE reappearance of an invasive snail species forced state officials to enact a quarantine order last week for residents of Florida’s Pasco County, an area north of Tampa along the gulf coast. 

Authorities took action after confirming that a notoriously destructive breed of mollusc, known as the giant African land snail, was identified by a community gardener in the city of Port Richey. 

A division of Florida’s department of agriculture that manages pest control began to survey the region for additional snail sightings once the quarantine mandate was in place, according to the agency. 

The control unit started to treat the land with baited pesticide on Tuesday. Florida’s agriculture department has called the giant African snail “one of the most damaging” mollusc subtypes in the world. 

Its unusually large size and ability to procreate in vast quantities allows the creature to infiltrate surrounding areas quickly, posing threats to vegetation and infrastructure because of its appetite for at least 500 different plants as well as paint and stucco. 

At four months old, a single snail can lay thousands of eggs at a time and each can grow to be 8 inches long as an adult. 

The snails are mobile — experts warn that they “cling to vehicles and machinery,” plus trash, to “move long distances” — and resilient, with the capacity to survive for a year while “inactive” and buried in soil to shield itself from unfavorable weather. 

They also present serious health risks to humans, as the snails carry a parasite called rat lungworm that can cause meningitis. 

People are advised to wear protective gear, like gloves, when handling them. 

Giant African land snails have wreaked havoc on parts of Florida before. Although they are not native inhabitants of the state, officials have traced infestations dating back to the 1960s to escaped house pets and illegal importations by religious groups, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

https://tribuneonlineng.com/giant-african-snails-force-us-town-into-quarantine/

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Totilopussylick(m): 2:35pm On Jul 03, 2022
grin

Meanwhile over here in Germany.

One piece goes for #2euro #5cent kiss tongue

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Fira09(m): 2:36pm On Jul 03, 2022
Oyinbo no get mind o.....if na naija see better Meat for food. cool cool

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by blazingblender(m): 2:41pm On Jul 03, 2022
Can you imagine
Catch kill am chop

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by dawnomike(m): 2:43pm On Jul 03, 2022
They should depot the snails enmass to Nigeria

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by cenaman(m): 2:47pm On Jul 03, 2022
Oyibo too get wahala, Common snail na em them dey fear like this?

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Nobody: 2:48pm On Jul 03, 2022
Better food

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by doggedfighter(f): 2:50pm On Jul 03, 2022
I like snails.





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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Omihanifa: 3:01pm On Jul 03, 2022
Something way be gold for Nigeria. A 4liter paint bucket of this snail is more than 8k presently.

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Smartford: 3:09pm On Jul 03, 2022
See better food waisting

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by mamaafrik(m): 3:19pm On Jul 03, 2022
Totilopussylick:
grin

Meanwhile over here in Germany.

One piece goes for #2euro #5cent kiss tongue
abeg we fit run the business,i can source for it in Nigeria.
Shall we?

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Jostoman: 3:26pm On Jul 03, 2022
Chaii if na naija now those snails for don land for pot of okro soup grin

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by staga: 4:12pm On Jul 03, 2022
Totilopussylick:
grin

Meanwhile over here in Germany.

One piece goes for #2euro #5cent kiss tongue

Can we do business?

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by wallarwallar(m): 5:02pm On Jul 03, 2022
They shud find dere way to Nigeria. Better meat better money.. U chop and also make money

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by BigDawsNet: 8:21pm On Jul 03, 2022
My Guys in Florida are preparing hot Snail stew as we speak grin grin with $99 I will fly and goan chop sweet African snail

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Tb222(m): 8:21pm On Jul 03, 2022
I heard once you sight a snail in the US, the first thing to do is to call the cops, if you touch a snail you are advised to quarantine, any snail involving incident is treated as an emergency. Commercial activities involving snails is worse than cocaine trafficking and can attract a lengthy jail sentence.

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Akwamkpuruamu: 8:21pm On Jul 03, 2022
See better meat oo

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Jeromejnr(m): 8:21pm On Jul 03, 2022
This present world is like a parody movie.

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by DatNaijaGuy: 8:22pm On Jul 03, 2022
See correct meat.
A small basket full of these Congo meat goes for close to 15k in my city.

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Olam09(m): 8:22pm On Jul 03, 2022
Lol. E get one time like that wey my friend talk say em papa carry this particular snail go America.. na for airport dem ask am say make e dump the snail in the dustbin. grin
Is the snail that harmful?

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Kobojunkie: 8:23pm On Jul 03, 2022
Anyone living in Florida abeg make I pay you make you send some of those snails to me abeg.. undecided

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Stevenson20: 8:23pm On Jul 03, 2022
If these snails find their way to Nigeria, they can't live to tell the tale grin grin

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by ojun50(m): 8:23pm On Jul 03, 2022
Wetin we dey pick up and down chop

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by CheapHomes1: 8:23pm On Jul 03, 2022
Islie:




https://tribuneonlineng.com/giant-african-snails-force-us-town-into-quarantine/

Ok boy...free meat roaming about and oyibo say Dem no wan chop

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Christane: 8:23pm On Jul 03, 2022
snails dat I even pick today in my area is causing havoc in anoda place ...lol Nawa o truly dis life no balance

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by JayTripz(m): 8:24pm On Jul 03, 2022
Watin we de find to do pepper soup grin

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by AZControversial(m): 8:24pm On Jul 03, 2022
smiley

Literal meaning of 'one man's food is another man's poison.

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Randerl: 8:25pm On Jul 03, 2022
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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by Jaysnowkid: 8:25pm On Jul 03, 2022
All these grammar na for this snail ooo, better meat. This is a very rich meat.

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Re: Giant African Snails Force US Town Into Quarantine (pic) by MichaelSokoto(m): 8:25pm On Jul 03, 2022
can d US kindly grant me visa, giv me ticket mek I com help dem pack d snails back 2 Africa?

cool

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