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Updated: 09/30/2013 08:00:00AM

Cuban brown snails go crunch

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Brought to Florida intentionally by a naturalist in the early 1900s, the Cuban brown snail has succeeded like many other exotic invasive creatures.

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Wet weather is snail weather and these mollusks are on the move.

One of the most common and vexing snails we have locally is the Cuban brown snail. Just recently, I was out in our office parking lot on a rainy day and found several gliding across the asphalt. On a good day they supposedly can travel 30 inches a minute.

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