MOBILE, Ala. — Volunteers are needed to help collect an invasive species at a park in Alabama.

WKRG-TV reports volunteers are asked to show up Saturday to Municipal (Langan) Park at 9 a.m. wearing comfortable clothes that can get wet and dirty to help collect Apple Snails. The island apple snail is an invasive species that was believed to be introduced to Three Mile Creek from someone dumping their aquarium into the pond at Langan Park about 10 years ago.

The snails reproduce quickly and lay bright pink eggs that can easily be spotted.

Anyone who owns a kayak is encouraged to bring it, because many snails are located along the banks and can be reached by water.

The top three snail collectors will receive a prize from Red Beard’s Outfitters.


Information from: WKRG-TV, http://www.wkrg.com/