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Giant snail report: unverified

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POSTED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 7:14am

Researchers say: positive identification has yet to be made

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; word the giant African snail - a voracious mollusk that poses a potential health threat to humans - had come to Houston surfaced this week.

But positive identification has yet to be made, said Autumn Smith-Herron, director of the Institute for the Study of Invasive Species at Sam Houston State University. To read more, head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Reports-of-giant-African-snails-in-Houston-4499907.php?cmpid=houtexhcat

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