Published: Nov 15, 2010 5:46 PM EST
Updated: Nov 15, 2010 2:46 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - South Beach is about to experience an invasion of snails.

Dozens of massive pink snail sculptures are due to begin appearing throughout Miami Beach on Monday in places including Lummus Park and the Venetian Causeway. They'll slowly be moved until they're all set in Collins Park in mid-December.

All told, there will be 45 snails made of recycled plastic. They're the work of Italian artists and are as big as eight feet tall and 11 feet long.

The installation will be on Miami Beach through January 3.