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Apple snail is major pest for coastal La.

Apple snail eggs are shown attached to a tree. Biologists are asking people who see the eggs to scrape them into the water to drown the baby snails and help control the population of the invasive species. (Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries photo)

Apple snails have invaded coastal Louisiana and are eating lots of vegetation that is vital to the region’s ecosystem, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Bobby Reed said.

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