SEIZED - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Snail invasion? USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Snail invasion? USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARY CLARE JALONICK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:40:02.265-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have seized more than 1,200 live specimens of the large snails, also known as giant African land snails, all of them traced back to one person in Georgia, who was selling them illegally. The USDA discovered the snails through a tip fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583520802014-08-29T12:40:02.265-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:40:02.265-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:40:02 MDT