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Serbuan Siput Raksasa Bikin Panik Warga Florida, Begini Penampakannya

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Kamis, 28 Jul 2022 06:33 WIB

Amerika Serikat - Siput raksasa Afrika menginvasi negara bagian Florida di AS bagian selatan. Invasi itu berisiko membawa penyakit serius bagi manusia. Ini foto-fotonya.

A giant African snail is seen on the wall of a house in New Port Richey, Florida on July 21, 2022. - It might not be speedy, but it's big, hungry, and fast at reproducing: the giant African snail, a potential health risk to humans, has once again invaded the southern US state of Florida. Since June 23, employees from Florida's Department of Agriculture have been combing through the gardens of New Port Richey, a small town on Florida's west coast where the invasive species has taken root. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Seekor siput raksasa Afrika terlihat di dinding sebuah rumah di New Port Richey, Florida, Amerika Serikat, Kamis, (21/7/2022).

A giant African snail is seen on the wall of a house in New Port Richey, Florida on July 21, 2022. - It might not be speedy, but it's big, hungry, and fast at reproducing: the giant African snail, a potential health risk to humans, has once again invaded the southern US state of Florida. Since June 23, employees from Florida's Department of Agriculture have been combing through the gardens of New Port Richey, a small town on Florida's west coast where the invasive species has taken root. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Siput berjalan pelan di halaman rumah warga. Siput Afrika menginvasi kawasan Florida, Amerika Serikat (AS). Sejauh ini, tidak kurang dari seribu siput besar Afrika ditangkap di Pasco County, AS.

A giant African snail is seen on the wall of a house in New Port Richey, Florida on July 21, 2022. - It might not be speedy, but it's big, hungry, and fast at reproducing: the giant African snail, a potential health risk to humans, has once again invaded the southern US state of Florida. Since June 23, employees from Florida's Department of Agriculture have been combing through the gardens of New Port Richey, a small town on Florida's west coast where the invasive species has taken root. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Warga menunjukkan siput yang telah ditangkap. Membludaknya populasi siput ini diduga diawali dari seseorang yang membawa hewan itu sebagai hewan peliharaan. 

A giant African snail is seen on the wall of a house in New Port Richey, Florida on July 21, 2022. - It might not be speedy, but it's big, hungry, and fast at reproducing: the giant African snail, a potential health risk to humans, has once again invaded the southern US state of Florida. Since June 23, employees from Florida's Department of Agriculture have been combing through the gardens of New Port Richey, a small town on Florida's west coast where the invasive species has taken root. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Seekor anjing labrador bernama Mellondilatih untuk ikut memburu siput-siput tersebut. Mellon akan duduk di atas rumput atau di bawah pohon jika ia mengendus keberadaan siput di sana.

A giant African snail is seen on the wall of a house in New Port Richey, Florida on July 21, 2022. - It might not be speedy, but it's big, hungry, and fast at reproducing: the giant African snail, a potential health risk to humans, has once again invaded the southern US state of Florida. Since June 23, employees from Florida's Department of Agriculture have been combing through the gardens of New Port Richey, a small town on Florida's west coast where the invasive species has taken root. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Penanda dibuat terkait ledakan populasi siput. Invasi siput ini dikhawatirkan membahayakan industri agrikultur. Pasalnya, siput-siput tersebut tergolong rakus dan diketahui telah memakan 500 jenis tanaman.

A giant African snail is seen on the wall of a house in New Port Richey, Florida on July 21, 2022. - It might not be speedy, but it's big, hungry, and fast at reproducing: the giant African snail, a potential health risk to humans, has once again invaded the southern US state of Florida. Since June 23, employees from Florida's Department of Agriculture have been combing through the gardens of New Port Richey, a small town on Florida's west coast where the invasive species has taken root. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

NIh salah satu telur siput yang ditemukan. Siput besar Afrika kabarnya bisa menghasilkan 2000 telur per tahun. Siput Afrika itu bisa tumbuh hingga 20 cm. Lalu, memiliki cangkang berbintik-bintik coklat yang khas.

A giant African snail is seen on the wall of a house in New Port Richey, Florida on July 21, 2022. - It might not be speedy, but it's big, hungry, and fast at reproducing: the giant African snail, a potential health risk to humans, has once again invaded the southern US state of Florida. Since June 23, employees from Florida's Department of Agriculture have been combing through the gardens of New Port Richey, a small town on Florida's west coast where the invasive species has taken root. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Deretan siput dari kecil hingga dewas. Bukan hanya agrikultur, kesehatan masyarakat juga menjadi kekhawatiran otoritas setempat. Itu setelah siput-siput tersebut diketahui membawa cacing tikus. Cacing tersebut masuk ke dalam paru-paru tikus dan kemudian menyebar ketika tikus tersebut bersin. Cacing tikus itu bisa menyebabkan meningitis pada manusia.

Serbuan Siput Raksasa Bikin Panik Warga Florida, Begini Penampakannya
Serbuan Siput Raksasa Bikin Panik Warga Florida, Begini Penampakannya
Serbuan Siput Raksasa Bikin Panik Warga Florida, Begini Penampakannya
Serbuan Siput Raksasa Bikin Panik Warga Florida, Begini Penampakannya
Serbuan Siput Raksasa Bikin Panik Warga Florida, Begini Penampakannya
Serbuan Siput Raksasa Bikin Panik Warga Florida, Begini Penampakannya
Serbuan Siput Raksasa Bikin Panik Warga Florida, Begini Penampakannya

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