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Invasive species group to check 12 reports of coqui frogs on Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff


Investigators will be looking into at least 12 reports of coqui frogs on Oahu as a result of the "Go Out And Listen Night" surveillance event Wednesday night.

The Oahu Invasive Species Committee said its website, coqui311.blogspot.com, received 3,300 visits and that 133 residents participated in the event.

The committee asked Oahu residents to go outdoors between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday night and to report on whether or not they heard a coqui frog.

Committee spokeswoman Lara Reynolds said 69 percent of the 133 residents used the Honolulu 311 smartphone app, the latest device added to improve reporting about invasive species, such as coqui frogs.

The coqui frogs are alien species that are becoming a major noise nuisance to residents on the Big Island and threaten to destroy the native environment.

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niimi wrote:
My conspiracy theory is that someday one of Hawaii's resort destination competitors, say Mexico, Bahamas, Caymans, Jamaica, would sponsor some eco terrorist to import coqui frogs and brown tree snakes to Hawaii. That is my great fear for Hawaii in that some goofup will take a cheap payoff that would lead to massive eco destruction in Hawaii. As citizens we all have to be on alert to some toadie trying to do this kind of stuff.
on September 13,2012 | 05:43PM
Grimbold wrote:
Too me their chirping is as pleasant as birds. Much louder and worse is rooster crowing which are mostly kept by people I would dislike. And ten times louder is dog barking, dogs kept by people I could like if they were not so callous to others
on September 13,2012 | 11:00PM
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