DLNR deploys team to Lehua Island after rats detected

  • Hawaii officials are dropping rat poison on a small uninhabited, crescent-shaped island that’s designated as a seabird sanctuary. The state commenced the first of three planned poison drops on Wednesday. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — A rapid assessment team was deployed to Lehua Island Tuesday after motion-detecting field cameras showed the presence of two rats on the island.