Customs agents in Philadelphia stop snails in mail

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Customs and Border Protection agents in Philadelphia stopped an invasive variety of snails from reaching their destination in Connecticut.

The seven pounds (3 kilos) of chocolate-banded snails were found in a package that listed the contents as “shoes and honey.”

snails in box Customs agents in Philadelphia stop snails in mail
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The agency says the snails come from the Mediterranean region and pose a threat to garden plants, crops and vineyards.

snails in a jar Customs agents in Philadelphia stop snails in mail
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The package was being shipped to Hartford, Connecticut.

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