Dead mice laced with painkillers set to kill brown tree snake in Guam
Guam, United States (4E) – Mice filled with painkillers are going to used to contain two million brown tree snakes in Guam.
According to Guam media, the dead rodents will rain down on the island in the coming months.
The brown tree snakes are said to be causing havoc on the island for decades.
According to reports,most of Guam’s native bird species are extinct because of the snake.
The snakes can climb power poles and wires, causing blackouts, bite people, including babies; they use venom on their prey but it is not lethal to humans.
The known ingredient to kill them is acetaminophen.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services in Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Islands said the island has a major snake problem and bombing the jungle with dead rodents may be a solution.
The drop is set to start in April or May.