"Bear," who has been trained to sniff out Giant African Land Snails.
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August 30, 2013 While Florida hasn't yet declared victory, more than 128,000 of the destructive creatures have been found and eradicated in the past two years. Labrador retrievers are being used to sniff out the snails.
The invaders: Two Giant African Snails, in the hands of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services staffers on Thursday (Sept. 15, 2011).
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September 16, 2011 They are one of the most damaging land snails in the world, and could devastate agricultural areas. So far, about 1,000 have been found in just one square mile. It cost $1 million to remove a previous invasion.
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