Giant African Land Snails http://blog.wlrn.org en Florida Is Weird. But Here's What Was Weirdest This Year. http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-weird-heres-what-was-weirdest-year <p>Florida can be a pretty weird place, and it's something of a holiday tradition for news organizations throughout the state to put together lists of the weirdest stories of the year. (Read our "<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/why-south-florida-cant-have-nice-things" target="_blank">Why South Florida Can't Have Nice Things</a>" roundup from last year.)</p><p>We decided to go straight to the people on the front lines:&nbsp;WLRN-Miami Herald News&nbsp;anchors, producers, editors and reporters. Here are what they thought were the most bizarre Florida stories of 2013.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:43:50 +0000 Arianna Prothero 25405 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Is Weird. But Here's What Was Weirdest This Year. Dogs Prove To Be Key In Battle Against Giant African Snails http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dogs-prove-be-key-battle-against-giant-african-snails More than 128,000 Giant African Land Snails have been found and eradicated in the two years since the highly destructive creatures invaded the Miami-Dade area, <a href="http://www.freshfromflorida.com/newsroom/press/2013/08292013.html" target="_blank">Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:09:29 +0000 Mark Memmott 19867 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dogs Prove To Be Key In Battle Against Giant African Snails Got Giant African Land Snails? Release The Hounds! http://blog.wlrn.org/post/got-giant-african-land-snails-release-hounds <p></p><p>In the ongoing assault on invasive giant African land snails, Florida is ready to release the hounds.</p><p>Literally.</p><p>The state will be adding snail-sniffing dogs to its team of 50 full-time snail hunters.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/dogs-prove-be-key-battle-against-giant-african-snails?nopop=1" target="_blank">RELATED: Dogs Prove To Be Key In Battle Against Giant African Snails</a></strong></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:43:42 +0000 Sammy Mack 19880 at http://blog.wlrn.org Got Giant African Land Snails? Release The Hounds!