Indian runner ducks have been used in Asia for thousands of years to control pests. Now they're used in a South African vineyard to eat snails that damage the vines. Sarah Birnbaum for NPR hide caption

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For This Vineyard, It's Duck, Duck, Booze
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Giant African land snails, like this one found in Florida in 2011, eat almost any plant. Florida officials are determined to eradicate the invasive pest. Andrew Derksen/Florida Department of Agriculture/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Florida's Hunt For Giant Snails Leads To 'Smelly Easter Eggs'
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A specimen of Platydemus manokwari collected in a greenhouse at Caen in Normandy. You can see its white pharynx protruding from the underside, ingesting soft tissues of a specimen of the Mediterranean snail. Pierre Gros/PeerJ hide caption

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