Guam should have advertised hunts and established bragging rights. Another
solution would have been to put the Division of Wildlife in charge of them. Lol
Lots of snakes are edible; are these? If so, is there a possibility for
harvesting the snakes, processing them and selling their meat? I've
sometimes wondered why more pigeons aren't taken for food. I understand
they taste good. This is a chance for new businesses and more jobs. Think
JayTee,Just to be clear, Guam is a US Territory.
These stories make it seem like Guam is being overrun by snakes. It's not
like you see snakes every day. The snakes are nocturnal and very reclusive. If
you see a snake you kill it. Their fangs are set in the back of their head, so
bites are very rare.Duckhunter - that's exactly the point. To a
large degree they've eaten themselves out of house and home. They have
moved on to eating lizars and rodents. The population is declining and the size
of snakes is a lot smaller than they used to be.
DuckhunterMice and other rodents.
Now how can we get them to do this in Washington DC?????We could get rid of a
lot of snakes in the grass..........
If the snakes on Guam have "wiped out" all of the birds, basically their
food supply, then why are they not dying off from lack of food?
FlorwoodI think the point was it's generally safe. Anything in
large doses is harmful.
Acetaminophen is not 'harmless' for humans. A large overdose, or even
a small overdose repeated over time, can severely damage the liver, and perhaps
I was in Guam in the USAF 30 years ago.Those snakes are nasty.They would climb up into the landing gear of the planes sitting on the
ramp over night.The 1st thing we did in the morning was inspect the
planes for snakes.Nothing like finding a hitch hiker in the cockpit
at 42,000 feet over the ocean, and a 4 hour flight from the nearest landing
JayTeeYou do bring up a good point. It would be interesting to see
how much this is going to cost. Though from a financial standpoint and how much
Hawaii is at risk to lose from this it would seem to be wise to invest the money
in controlling it while they are in Guam and not have to pay for it ten times
over when they get to Hawaii
Gotta do something with all those extra trillions we have lying around. If we
run out of peasants in the Middle East and entrepreneurs in the industrialized
world, I guess we can take on the snakes in Guam. You bet.