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Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a day after a Houston-area gardener spotted what was believed to be a giant African land snail, a USDA spokeswoman reported Thursday (May 9) the creature is actually a rosy wolfsnail (Euglandina rosea). The rosy wolfsnail, also known as the cannibal snail, is a native North American species and is commonly found in Texas. Tanya Espinosa of the USDA said there is no evidence that the giant African land snail is in Texas....
A Russian waterworks company is using giant African snails to become living sensors that can monitor air pollution coming from a sewage incinerator. The company is using six snails in a ground-breaking manner to monitor pollution from an incinerator that burns sewage residue on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg, the utilities company told AFP in a statement. The Achatina fulica snails, which can grow to 8 inches in length and are widely common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, were used because...
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