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Old 02-22-2013, 02:50 PM
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Exclamation USA to carpet bomb Guam with... mice !!!

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AP) -- Dead mice laced with painkillers are about to rain down on Guam's jungle canopy. They are scientists' prescription for a headache that has caused the tiny U.S. territory misery for more than 60 years: the brown tree snake.

Most of Guam's native bird species are extinct because of the snake, which reached the island's thick jungles by hitching rides from the South Pacific on U.S. military ships shortly after World War II. There may be 2 million of the reptiles on Guam now, decimating wildlife, biting residents and even knocking out electricity by slithering onto power lines.

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That made my coworkers come in to see what made me laugh so hard. Thanks, I needed that.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:09 PM
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^^^^ LOLOLOLOL ^^^^

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:07 PM
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Who's going to pack all their tiny 'chutes? Do Riggers even pack 'chutes that small? How do they test them?
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What else will eat the mice? It could be Catastrophic.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:46 PM
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What else will eat the mice? It could be Catastrophic.
If THAT isn't a cause for an automatic 2 week ban then I don't know what is!
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. . . as God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

Then there's the reason why, in Hawaii, it's illegal to STOP a person from killing a mongoose. The mongoose was brought to Hawaii in 1883 to control the rat population, however the mongoose isn't nocturnal, while the rat is. So, the mongoose decimated the eggs of ground laying native birds.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:21 PM
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Dropping mice? This comes to mind.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:29 PM
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What could possibly go wrong?

I think the Simpsons covered this some years back.

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Bart and Marge take the lizards to the Springfield Birdwatching Society. Principal Skinner, a member of the society, explains that they are Bolivian tree lizards, a type of lizard that steals a bird’s eggs and leaves their own eggs to be watched after by the mother bird. Skinner says the lizards must be killed by law, because they have killed many bird species. Bart escapes and runs away with the lizards, but before he can get away, Skinner catches up to him and they both struggle on top of the building. Suddenly, the lizards glide to the ground, where they start to eradicate pigeons in Springfield. Since the town considered the pigeons to be a nuisance, they are delighted with the fact that the lizards have eaten all the pigeons. As a result, Bart is thanked and honored by Mayor Quimby with a loganberry scented candle. Lisa worries that the town will now become infested by lizards rather than the pigeons, but Skinner assures her that they will send in Chinese Needle Snakes, then snake-eating gorillas, and then "when wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death."[2]



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Old 02-22-2013, 08:19 PM
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Some snakes won't eat dead prey.
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Some snakes won't eat dead prey.
There is only one species of snake on Guam and it will eat dead prey. Did you read the article?
The Air Force is only "bombing" a small area around where planes land and take off so to stop the snakes from getting to other islands which currently do not have brown tree snakes. Having lived in the Mariana islands for nearly a decade- including Guam- I understand the issue and it's history.
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We have cane toads in Australia that were introduced to control some pest. They are now probably the single biggest pest in Australia now. Good luck with the dead mice !!
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Some snakes won't eat dead prey.
Agreed! ADDED: OK, MTUpower said they will eat dead animals.

Not only that if enough Mice live and reproduce not only will the Island be up to its Butt in Mices and abundance in Food will increase the Snake Population.

The thing to do is for People to start eating the Snakes.

The Mongoose Idea sounds better if they fixed so they cannot reproduce.
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Does PETA know about this?

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