A dangerous snail of gigantic proportions is gradually invading Miami Dade County, threatening to consume plants and plaster and infect humans along its way.
The creature, known as the Giant African Land Snail (GALS!), is "one of the most damaging snails in the world," the [Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services] says. The slow-moving sloth not only can consume at least 500 different types of plants, but "can cause structural damage to plaster and stucco and can carry a parasitic nematode that can lead to meningitis in humans.”
Wait a minute: this snail eats stucco? It can eat my house?
I mean, it’s a snail, right — just how fast does it eat a house? It and its 1200 descendants…