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Alien species of frog jumps out of Kauai couple's Christmas tree

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:37 p.m. HST, Nov 27, 2012

A Pacific chorus frog was found in a Christmas tree purchased by a couple at a Kauai Walmart today, according to the Kauai Invasive Species Committee.

The committee caught and identified the frog, which is not known to exist in the islands, at the couple’s Wailua Houselots home and reported it to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

“We want the public to be on the lookout for these types of creatures,” Keren Gundersen, KISC project manager, said in a news release. “HDOA is doing everything humanly possible to inspect these trees, but it is a huge task and things are bound to slip through.”

Any unusual pests found in non-local Christmas trees should be reported to the Department of Agriculture at 643-PEST (643-7378).

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haleiwalad1 wrote:
Da buggah (the frog) fast, yeah...took whole committee wen like try catch him.....
on November 27,2012 | 01:57PM
Dizzle wrote:
In Spruce, no one can hear you scream.......
on November 28,2012 | 12:51AM
Pocho wrote:
I dunn no. I cannot read in between the lines like you. So I dunn no.
on November 27,2012 | 02:06PM
jankenpo wrote:
Was this off the Superferry?
on November 27,2012 | 02:16PM
Dragonman wrote:
The bugga no had no greencard or passport so the committee when catchem. Good that committee on 24 hour alert status. They catch anykind illegal buggas that try sneak into our state. Just hafta call the numba and the bugga good as caught.
on November 27,2012 | 02:20PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
As much as people like the smell of Christmas trees, time to stop shipping the here.
on November 27,2012 | 02:35PM
aomohoa wrote:
Little guy is probably saying "where am I."
on November 27,2012 | 03:38PM
nj24 wrote:
NUC the Trees.
on November 27,2012 | 04:12PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Clearly we need to cancel Xmas this year. For the environment. For the keiki. It's the pono thing.
on November 27,2012 | 04:20PM
64hoo wrote:
what would of been neat, is a squirral jumped out of the tree, like a chrismas vacation movie i saw years ago.
on November 27,2012 | 04:31PM
Shawn211 wrote:
And people on Kauai was worried about the Superferry carrying invasive species.....“HDOA is doing everything humanly possible to inspect these trees, but it is a huge task and things are bound to slip through.”...our State HDOA is such a JOKE !!!
on November 27,2012 | 04:51PM
busterb wrote:
Mahalo for all you do WalMart.
on November 27,2012 | 05:14PM
bruddahlee wrote:
Buy local. No worries. Bumby just like Coqui Frogs...
on November 27,2012 | 05:25PM
lee1957 wrote:
Surprised the surfers aren't out in the bay blocking all incoming cargo.
on November 27,2012 | 05:57PM
Anonymous wrote:
should ban all incoming airplanes and cargo containers. people from kauai can decorate their pakalolo plants and coconut trees.
on November 27,2012 | 08:32PM
honokai wrote:
Ha ha ... alien species get foothold and want to stop other alien species ... whatever happen to sharing and aloha?
on November 27,2012 | 06:51PM
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