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'Flying tree snake' found at Hickam

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:59 p.m. HST, Jun 10, 2013

Military personnel at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam captured a small snake Thursday afternoon in a maintenance bay near the airfield and turned it over to the state Department of Agriculture.

The foot-long snake was identified as a juvenile ornate tree snake, a Department of Agriculture spokeswoman said.

Ornate tree snakes are mildly venomous and are related to the brown tree snake, which has devastated the ecosystem in Guam. They are also known as ornate flying tree snakes for their ability to spring from tree to tree.

Air Force personnel are continuing search the area where the snake was found.

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Advsurfsail wrote:
on May 24,2013 | 03:03PM
WaialaeGuy wrote:
Actually, the snake can jump off a tree trunk and gracefully fall at an angle so it can grab hold of another tree trunk. I've seen film of another snake doing just that.
on May 24,2013 | 11:27PM
allie wrote:
on May 24,2013 | 03:05PM
IAmSane wrote:
Dangerous west side, hon.
on May 24,2013 | 04:19PM
aomohoa wrote:
So you don't have rattle snakes in ND or anything dangerous allie. LOL!
on May 24,2013 | 04:45PM
nyewarrior wrote:
It's kind of pretty. I hope that they can put it on display at the Honolulu Zoo.
on May 24,2013 | 03:09PM
bwaikiki wrote:
Keep those things out of Hawaii!
on May 24,2013 | 03:25PM
Aquarius1 wrote:
You mean Allie and the snake, right?!
on May 25,2013 | 12:07PM
gkcting wrote:
I hope it is the only one here-otherwise, we have a disaster on our hands! Snakes could decimate all our native birds who are already struggling here. Auwe!
on May 24,2013 | 03:26PM
mikethenovice wrote:
We need the birds to poop on the cars. That's how the car washes make a living.
on May 24,2013 | 07:15PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Every arriving flight from Guam are assumed to have...snakes on the plane ... and are completely searched.
on May 24,2013 | 03:46PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
and you know this because...? oh yeah, you googled it.
on May 24,2013 | 04:31PM
hanalei395 wrote:
I didn't google, you had to do it. (This weirdo, Dazed, follows me around). My first job,10 years ago, was with Continental Airlines, when it was still known as that. And snakes, like AmbienrDaze, was a no-no. In fact, there was a brown snake found in a wheel undercarriage, dead. Frozen to death. I took a free ride to Guam once. When I arrived, wow, copycats. Guam airport greeters with leis, Aloha shirts, shaka signs............ Once was enough.
on May 24,2013 | 06:00PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
yeah, sketchy. says a lot about you when you have to be defending yourself all the time.
on May 24,2013 | 06:09PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Happy to know that you're still hurt, depressed, gloomy, dejected, still enraged, furious, irate and super angry and wacky MAD, and still want some kind of revenge because of my replies to you. Get worse.
on May 24,2013 | 06:29PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
you just described yourself. your self-schema. your low self esteem.
and wow, you got your first real job when you were 33 years old?
and you still live with your mother?
that explains everything.
on May 24,2013 | 07:22PM
hanalei395 wrote:
All you have now are stupid, desperate, lying replies doesn't make any sense. A sure sign of a loser...MAD and ANGRY in the true sense of those words. And still trying for some kind of revenge. You can't do it, because YOU WILL GET WORSE. (Hey, angry weirdo, my first job when I got out of school. I stayed with Continental for 3 years until I got the career I wanted).
on May 24,2013 | 08:02PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
aircraft cleaner? isn't that like a janitor? and what are you now, a janitor at an elementary school?
not that there's anything wrong with that.
and what school did you get out of, linekona?
on May 24,2013 | 08:14PM
lynnh wrote:
What is your problem?
on May 24,2013 | 08:38PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Flight check-in, you kukae face.......... Stupid "revenge". Try another one
on May 24,2013 | 08:38PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
i dunno dude, all you can do is resort to name calling. >br> try sparring at an intellectual level... if you can.

flight check in??? flight check ??? you bragging about that???
what career did that prepare you for?
greeter at walmart?
on May 24,2013 | 09:38PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Calling you a kohe is not name calling. As lynnh asked..." What is your problem"? .... I know what it is....but keep at it. And also, YOU ARE getting worse in every way and it's funny. Get back to your "revenges".
on May 24,2013 | 09:55PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
i pau play. i gong watch the news now.
on May 24,2013 | 10:03PM
hanalei395 wrote:
You ran out of revenges, still mad, but you got drunk in hurry. You're gonna miss the news when you pass out.
on May 24,2013 | 10:23PM
Aquarius1 wrote:
What is bad about being a janitor at an elementary school?
on May 25,2013 | 12:11PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Eat the Coqui frog?
on May 24,2013 | 07:14PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Is that for commercial airlines too. I was under the impression only military did this.
on May 25,2013 | 09:48AM
environmental_lady wrote:
I'm worried how many snakes sneaked in without being detected.
on May 24,2013 | 03:54PM
primo1 wrote:
There's a bunch at the state capitol that sneaked in by being elected.
on May 24,2013 | 04:29PM
aomohoa wrote:
Good one primo1 . LOL
on May 24,2013 | 04:46PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yeah, and some of them are just giant roaches. They too fat to be snakes.
on May 25,2013 | 09:49AM
64hoo wrote:
don't worry about other snakes coming because ricky ticky tavi will kill them. in case your not from here its an old story about a mongoose and a snake.
on May 24,2013 | 10:18PM
Eradication wrote:
Sorry, it's not an old story from here....
on May 25,2013 | 12:32AM
black3000psi wrote:
yeah the mongoose would love them snakes, the problem is the mongoose here have never faced a snake, it might take them awhile to become instinctive killer they once were.
on June 10,2013 | 10:46PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Hope we have no Flying Trees.
on May 24,2013 | 04:06PM
mikethenovice wrote:
We do. They somehow jump in front of traffic.
on May 24,2013 | 07:13PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Looks like broiled Japanese Unagi in soy sauce?
on May 24,2013 | 07:12PM
thos wrote:
Send it to the White House so it won't get lonely. No shortage of serpents there.
on May 24,2013 | 09:07PM
Eradication wrote:
I wondered how long it would take for another "Obama hater" to show up...
on May 25,2013 | 12:33AM
thos wrote:
And you spent your time doing this instead of what?
on May 25,2013 | 05:26AM
Eradication wrote:
If you want to see what happens when an animal like this, without any natural predators, does to the environment, spend a week in Guam. It's no joke how sad it is that most of the birds (native and otherwise) and native bats have disappeared. The whole ecosystem is affected. The introduction of an animal like this would be devastating to these islands. Not only native birds and animals are at risk but domestic ones as well.
on May 25,2013 | 12:39AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Of course the Flying Tree Snake was found at Hickam. Had it been found at Schofield it would have been called the Ground Pounding Tree Snake. Had it been found near Special Forces, it would have been called Lunch.
on May 25,2013 | 09:22AM
Anonymous wrote:
How did it get here in the first place? I thought Hawaii was not allowed to have snakes.
on May 25,2013 | 10:29AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
This is absolutely unacceptable. We were assured by the commander of this airfield that EVERY plane was inspected upon arrival. Clearly he was either not being truthful with the public or neglecting his responsibility and should be removed from his position immediately. To may of you this may be manini but an officer neglecting his responsibility or being untruthful is extremely dangerous for the entire command.
on May 25,2013 | 11:25AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Hopefully this is an isolated case but probably not.
on May 25,2013 | 11:32AM
yamaimo wrote:
more info from the news folk, please. male? female? too young to have EGGS??? not to be alarmist but is it possible that it hatched here? wait, if it's a foot long, then the snake in the photo is not the one they caught? Caption is misleading! These are not known to be from Guam.
on May 25,2013 | 02:44PM
happymeal wrote:
That's IT! I have HAD it with these M@%&-F%#$& SNAKES on this M@%&-F%#$& PLANE!!
on May 26,2013 | 11:47PM
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