State must fight invasive species now to minimize future costs, groups say
By Leila Fujimori
Jan. 12, 2013
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM A bearded dragon paid little mind to the crowd during an invasive-species briefing Friday held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment in the Senate conference room at the state Capitol. The briefing featured live animals from the state Department of Agriculture’s Plant Quarantine Branch. Examples of invasive species included a ball python, a tarantula, coqui frogs, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, a bearded dragon, a Cuban knight anole and a Madagascar giant day gecko.