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brown tree snake

see boigairregularis.
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Washington, December 4( ANI ): Scientists have dropped 2000 mice by parachutes pumped with painkillers in US territory of Guam to eradicate brown tree snake, which have caused losses worth millions of dollars in wildlife.
The goal of the aerial assault, which will eventually involve the dropping of some 2,000 mice in all, is not to eradicate but to curtail and control the brown tree snake population on the island, Pitt said.
Coconut crabs, monitor lizards, and a brown tree snake are also on display.
Accidently brought to the island in the 1950s as a cargo ship stowaway, the brown tree snake population exploded when it found abundant prey and no natural predators.
Experiments with the brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) demonstrated avoidance of open areas and increased use of refugia during periods of a simulated full moon (Campbell et al.
The venomous brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) is a member of the Boiginae sub-family within the polyphyletic taxon Colubridae, and native to tropical Africa, India, and Australia (1).
This island basin is currently under attack by a number of invasive species such as the brown tree snake, various rat species, and the coqui frog, which tends to reduce biodiversity," explains Fisher.
He starts with a trip to Guam to investigate the impact of the brown tree snake on that island's native species and people; then proceeds to Hawaii, with its cornucopia of non-natives; and ends with a series of mini-excursions into the study of marine invaders.
Following the end of World War II, the brown tree snake was accidentally introduced to the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.
Four revealing examples include the invasion of multiple species in San Francisco Bay, the glassy-winged sharpshooter, "foot-and-mouth" disease (aphthovirus), and the brown tree snake.
Wildlife experts and herpetologists on Guam worry that one day they'll get a call that a single brown tree snake slipped through a gauntlet of security checks and made its way to Hawaii via commercial or military aircraft or vessel.
The Island Invaders section showcases three creatures - the upside-down sea jelly, the brown tree snake and the green-and-black poison arrow frog - that have unleashed destruction on the same tropical Pacific regions that are home to animals like the Prevost's squirrel and the binturong.