VIDEO: Billions of small snails invade Florida beach

Credit: See Through Canoe

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) — Snails are taking over the shoreline of a popular St. Pete Beach.

It’s a seashell collector’s dream!

These Cerith snails have drill shells and are currently invading Fort De Soto Beach.

The footage was taken by outdoor enthusiast, Michael McCarthy with See Through Canoe over the weekend when the largest number of snails made their way onto the sandy shore.

Beachgoers are used to seeing these tiny snails in the Bay Area, but not in these great numbers. At this time, it is unclear why the creatures are migrating up the beach but it is quite a sight to see. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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