Snakes on a plane: Board of Agriculture approves import of two non-native species
KAILUA-KONA — In an effort to ensure brown tree snakes never establish themselves in Hawaii, the state Department of Agriculture is taking what appears an ironic step.
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Doesnt history prove that it would be smarter to just send the 4 dogs down there and use them in real life detection, vs sending 4 snakes to Hawaii ?
Stupidest idea since mongooses were going to take care of the rat problem?
Our government can be full …….. Never mind, mother taught me that if I didnt have anything good to say, dont say it.
Naw what could go wrong?
Being the incompetent liberals in charge, anything and everything would go wrong.
With only the best intentions of course, and some cash distributed when no one was looking.
Agreed. Why not just send the dogs to Guam? Too many opportunities for something to go wrong. And it will.
Can’t wait to read the WHT headlines. “Snake handler stoned and leaves snake cage unlatched and Brown Tree Snakes escape!” on a side note the snakes were not sterile so sorry HI!
The only truly sterile snake is one cut into pieces
Now the West Kona Trouser Snake (aka The Meth Lizard) from the Old industrial area seems to had its potency yanked from it’s crank?
The more I read about the stupidity of these plans from The Department of Ag, the more I realize the inmates are running the asylum. With all the invasive species problems, the Department of Ag hasn’t been able to solve or abate here on the Big Island (coqui frogs, veiled chameleon, mongoose, apple snails and the list goes on, Scott Carpenter and his minions have had to find a new project to co-opt funding from the state without any proven results through the DLNR, Big Island Invasive Species committee or their own staff. Perhaps inhabitants of the Big Island should demand more from the stewards of the Ag department as it has become nothing more than lip service at the cost of your own property values and their disregard for them.
This is the end of it all. Just wait and see. They will blow it somehow, like always, and the snakes will eat everything. Where is Suzanne Case on this? And the Nature Conservancy, etc? Goodbye Birds! How stupid and who is going to stop this? No doubt send the dogs to Guam….anyone listening?
Seems to me the best place the dogs could learn would be in Guams jungles. Not in a lab with over paid bozos.
I hate farging snakes.
Death on sight!