2 Dogs From Texas Sniff out Snails in Ecuador's Galapagos

April 24, 2015 4:01 AM

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When Darwin the Labrador retriever crashed out of a service dog program for people, conservationists found him a very different sort of job: sniffing out giant African land snails that are threatening crops on the most visited of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

The pooch even has the perfect name. English naturalist Charles Darwin studied the archipelago's endemic species during a visit in 1835 that helped develop his theory of evolution.

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