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Old 04-28-04, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Giant African Snails seized

Are the apple snails illegal as well? Or just this specific giant snail?
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Old 04-28-04, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Many of the large land snails are restricted by CFIA, but applesnails are aquatic, and "legal" in Canada.
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Those giant snails are prohibited in Canada too, in addition to tropical roaches, stick bugs and mantids, so heads up.
There have already been seizures in Toronto
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Old 04-28-04, 11:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I take it by stick bugs and mantids, they mean non-indigenous species right?

I've only seen one stick bug while living in Ontario, but it was on the outside of my house
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Heres a usefull link & I have a thread here somewhere in reguards to the legalities of non native insects in the general forum here somewhere. Don't ask me to interpet the Govt.s info there though LOL Mark
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Too bad about them being illegal. Very cool (and BIG) snails. But the consequences of there possible survival if released far outweigh any enjoy I could derive from them. But still, very interesting snails.
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Currently, only Achatina achatina and A. fulica are restricted in Canada....unfortunately, the latter species accounts for about 80% of the Achatina currently in the country.
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