Customs agents in Philadelphia stop snails in mail

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.”

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

The package was being shipped to Hartford, Connecticut.

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