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Monday, October 03, 2005


What the heck? They finally get a confirmed sighting of a brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) in the U.S., and it's in...Oklahoma? That's right, according to this report from KOTV News, the snake was about 3.5 feet long, and was discovered inside a cargo box shipped by the military from Guam. The article notes the last official sighting of a brown tree snake in the U.S. was over a decade ago in Texas, and was introduced via the same pathway. There have been many brown tree snake alerts in Hawaii over the past few years but no one has ever caught one of the reptiles there.

Thanks to the Protect Your Waters website for posting about the article.



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