Giant African Land Snail

A large and fascinating mollusc.

Outside of its native home this snail is considered one of the top 100 invasive pest species due to its ongoing reproduction and insatiable appetite for vegetation.  As such it is banned from import into many countries including the USA.  The situation is made worse as the snail has the ability to be both male and female, it can even impregnate itself! Within the UK they remain popular as pets.