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Live mouse waits for a deadly brown tree snake

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Crews place more traps, each with a live mouse, at Hickam airfield to help safeguard Hawaii form any brown tree snakes. This is a trap attached to a fence. The mouse can be seen inside. A snake will enter at either end through the hole in a funnel and be trapped (in a separate small container so it can’t get at the mouse). Food and water will be changed ever other day in the trap. The concern are flights arriving from Guam, that may have brown tree snakes inside.

There’s something downright creepy about the stainless-steel traps being deployed at Hickam, a point of entry to Hawaii for the destructive brown tree snakes that stow away on cargo planes. Read more

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