Snitch on the snails: Invasive species spotted in San Antonio River can lay up to 2,000 eggs

SAN ANTONIO – See a snail, report a snail.The San Antonio River Authority needs water warriors to help report sightings of an invasive species.Gian...

August 16, 2022
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SAN ANTONIO – See a snail, report a snail.The San Antonio River Authority needs water warriors to help report sightings of an invasive species.Giant apple snails are an invasive species to Texas that grow up to six inches long. They can be seen in numerous bodies of water throughout Texas, including along the San Antonio River Walk.Apple snail's pink egg clutches are also easy to spot and semi-resemble a wad of chewing gum.'Female apple snails lay weekly clutches containing between 500-1000 eggs once they reach maturity.

Mary Claire Patton