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Friday, October 12, 2018

Thousands of acetaminophen-laced mice were airdropped over 136 acres at Andersen Air Force Base on Oct. 1 and 4, as Joint Region Marianas and local and federal partners continue efforts to eradicate the invasive brown tree snake population.

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I'm sure it's all just a coincidence.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-10-12 03:04 AM | Reply

At least we know we had a decent back-up plan....

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-10-12 03:13 AM | Reply

"Nothing to see here folks, move along."

(actual image of person saying that seen here: www.google.com

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-10-12 03:16 AM | Reply

There's no conceivable way that this could end up backfiring, like when various predatory and invasive species are introduced in order to take care of a nuisance. None at all.

#4 | POSTED BY HEINRICH

Actually, the mice are already there. They just dropped drug laced ones.

The acetaminophen is fairly safe for mammals. It's the snakes and other smaller reptiles it would kill.

It's a small area of only 136 acres. So won't effect much outside or the greater habitat.

And the acetaminophen wears off. So no long term danger.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-12 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5, There already are undrugged snake food on site. What are the chances of getting every snake before the drug wears off?

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-12 12:58 PM | Reply

That's nothing. We are flooding the USA with fentanyl.
- China

#7 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-12 01:28 PM | Reply

This has also been a problem in Guam for some time. I always thought that maybe they should introduce the Road Runner bird. They're known to be snake killers.

#8 | Posted by shane at 2018-10-12 05:28 PM | Reply

#8 then roadrunners would be an invasive species. Yes they eat snakes but they are indiscriminate killers ,leave them here in Arizona.

#9 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-10-12 05:44 PM | Reply

Messing with mother nature, in 5 years they will have a snakeless problem.

Too many mice, vermin etc.

#10 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-10-12 08:03 PM | Reply

My dad is a snake killer. Every time he sees one, he runs to the shed and gets his shovel, hoe, axe, shotgun, and runs at the thing like its an army.

I'm like...leave the damn thing alone, it eats mice. He says he's afraid it'll get in the house.

When did a snake ever get in the house? "They don't, because I kill them first". LOL...my dad.

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-13 11:05 AM | Reply

Someone should try this by dosing raccoons and armadillos in Florida, to kill the pythons...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2018-10-13 02:03 PM | Reply

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