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Invasive brown tree snakes to be airbombed with toxic mice in Guam

Invasive brown tree snakes to be airbombed with toxic mice in Guam

Updated 27 February 2013, 15:18 AEST

The brown tree snake is a native animal in Australia and Papua New Guinea, but on Guam it's a major invasive pest. 

Twelve thousand of them were reportedly caught in 2011 by the United States Department of Agriculture but the problem still isn't going away. 

However now it looks like there's a new plan set to be trialled....involving dead poison mice attached to paper parachutes and dropped from helicopters.
 
Presenter:  Heather Jarvis
 
Speaker:    Daniel Vice, the Assistant State Director of the US Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services in Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Islands
 
 
 

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Heather Jarvis

Heather Jarvis

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Heather has worked in radio for 30 years, spending more than half of that time with Radio Australia specialising in the Asia Pacific region.

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