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Speedy snails spread deadly disease
Snails move more rapidly than previously thought and are responsible for spreading a fatal dog parasite, say scientists.
Giant snails on advance in Florida
South Florida is battling a growing infestation of the giant African land snail.
Airport staff seize giant snails
UK Border Force officers seize 36 live giant African land snails from a man at Glasgow Airport.
Dealing with a deadly snail invasion
The giant African snail appears to be on a campaign to conquer central and southern America. But how much mess can a mollusc make - and are they really deadly to humans?
Are slugs under threat from a foreign 'super breed'?
A "super breed" of slugs has arrived from Spain, but are they a threat to the UK's native slugs?
Rare snail found after 110 years
An isolated population of rare land snail last recorded in Fife 110 years ago is rediscovered.
Snail's shell helps it glow green
A humble marine snail has a unique luminescent shell that brightens its glow, say scientists.
'Left-handed' snails foil snakes
Snails with shells that coil in an anti-clockwise direction are more likely to survive attacks by predatory snakes, say researchers.
UK hunt for stately snail begins
A hunt has been started for a rare snail that has taken up residence at two English stately homes.
Snails 'have a homing instinct'
A 69-year-old amateur scientist discovers that her garden snails have a homing instinct.
Snail 'meth' experiment yields drug addiction clue
In an unusual experiment, scientists have used pond snails to study the effects of methamphetamine, better known as crystal meth, on the brain.