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Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

Kai Ryssdal Jul 14, 2014
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Final Note

Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

Kai Ryssdal Jul 14, 2014
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Straight from the wires of the Associated Press; customs inspectors seized a live shipment of 67 giant African snails at Los Angeles International Airport this month.

They took 67 snails with a total weight of 35 pounds. That is more than two pounds apiece. Of snails.

The mollusks apparently arrived from Nigeria.

Experts the AP spoke to say the species of snail is prohibited because, A: ew, but also, B: they pose a serious threat to agriculture, public health and the economy.

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