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State deploys pair of dogs to find rats on Lehua island

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    The state Department of Land and Natural Resources deployed rat-sniffing dogs to track down the rodents on Lehua island, a 300-acre, crescent-shaped island west of Kauai that is home to a bird sanctuary. Once the dogs pick up the scent of a rat, their handlers mark the area for application of rat bait.

Two rat-sniffing dogs found three areas last week where rats could still be living on Lehua island in the latest operation to rid the seabird sanctuary of invasive rodents, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said. Read more

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