So, this is probably a harebrained scheme but hear me out.
In the USA, achatina snails are invasive, however in the EU and UK they are a popular pet. There seem to be issues with genetic diversity and poor quality among the pet population at the moment, but as far as I can tell the invasive snails in Florida are very robust and large. So, has anyone ever tried collecting snails from the wild in Florida and bringing them back to the EU/UK to enhance the pet population.
As far as I can tell, there are no restrictions on exporting snails from the US, only on import and taking them across state lines. A permit would be required to import them into the UK/EU, but this could be arranged via a well-established process. So my question is, has anyone ever tried this?