"Florida residents do not just have to worry about sink holes and pythons...they are also currently being invaded by a growing population giant African land snails.
The monstrous mollusk can grow to be as large as a rat, and has the ability to damage buildings by eating through thick plaster walls. They specifically like stucco because the material gives them calcium to build up their shells.
They also flourish in the area because they do not have any natural enemies to fend off. One of these slimy giants can lay 1,200 eggs a year.
The snails are not just a problem for the area's vegetation, but they are for the areas human population as well. These little buggers carry a parasitic lungworm that can cause meningitis in people."