Barbados faces invasion by giant snails

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — A breed of giant, ravenous snails that first appeared in Barbados five years ago has thrived on the tropical island, destroying crops and prompting calls for the government to eliminate the slimy pests.



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8 Responses to Barbados faces invasion by giant snails

  1. MToots says:

    THAT is an entreee……….not an appetizer.

  2. judith says:


    Glad those aren't in Canada!

  3. bill says:


    alert big

  4. stephen uwuigbe says:

    Enter text rigpleht here!pl

  5. stephen uwuigbe says:

    please send me information about raising snails farm.

    stephen uwuigbe!

  6. Lolibye says:

    It really depends on what type of snails you want to get, but be sure to start off you get native snails. That way if you tire of then or cannot maintain them you can release them back into the wild. Snails enjoy a moist environment so be sure to buy a mister, they enjoy tree bark, I believe Pete Moss ((double check that)), cucumbers. There are also plants you can buy to put in their container for a self sustained environment. It is good to also put rocks in their housing and I find a nice flower pot turned on it's side allows them to sleep in comfort. You should occasionally clean their shells and the sides of the tank. Also eggshells are a good sorce of food that helps them build their own shells up. Though it must be said that I at the moment own grove snails which are about the size of a quarter and not that hard to maintain. Also be careful of chemicals snails are sensitive to them.

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