Snail mucus, anyone? Miami battles giant snail invasion

Diseases and IllnessesHealthHialeahEverglades

Those Burmese pythons slithering through the Everglades? So yesterday's news.

Giant African Snails have invaded a southwest Miami subdivision, reports The Miami Herald.

The large slimy creatures can grow up to 10 inches long and four inches wide, eat at least 500 different types of plants, lay about 1,200 eggs a year, and can carry a strain of non-fatal meningitis. The snails contain both female and male reproductive organs and live as long as nine years.

Maybe Miami officials can sent the snails to the Hialeah home of Charles L. Stewart.

Remember him? He practiced the African religion of Ifa Orisha.

Holy snail mucus! You'll have to drink it to join this sect

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