";s:4:"text";s:3468:" However, to reach the mouse the entire cage needed to be opened, making it difficult to care for the mouse if a snake had been captured in the trap. Explore the Key Species categories below to learn more about each species type. Brown Tree Snake Problems.
Latest appearance Squamata Our scientists conduct research on this snake species, including control tool development and testing, ecological impacts, and early detection methods. Brown Tree Snake Highlights in the News.
>>More, Conflicts with Wildlife USGS Brown Treesnake Research Continues at Guam National Wildlife Refuge (May 22, 2020)(link is external).
Identification: The Brown Tree Snake has a large head with eyes that are large and protruding with vertical pupils. The brown tree snake is very distinctive because of its large head with bulging eyes and its long slender body.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Trap doors on brown tree snake traps have developed over the years.
The introduction of the brown treesnake to the Territory of Guam has caused significant ecological, economic, and human health impacts.
Conservation status >>More, Research Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Wildlife Services' National Wildlife Research Center conducts research and investigational activities on a wide variety of wildlife damage issues including those related to brown tree snakes. These positions are partially or fully funded by the Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs and managed through a cooperative agreement between the CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office. Scientific classification
The Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office works with many threatened and endangered species. First appearance
Feral pigs and mangrove monitors can be predators, however the populations of those are too small to help with the massive amount of snakes that have taken over the island.
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Binomial name Reptilia
Animated The real issues with these snakes is that they have only two natural predators in Guam. U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech announced the release of $3,442,389 in fiscal year (FY) 2020 grant funding to suppress and control the brown tree snake (BTS), Boiga irregularis, primarily on Guam. Native to northeastern Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands, the brown tree snake has significantly damaged the economy and ecology of Guam. The Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis), also known as the brown cat snake, is a species of arboreal, rear-fanged colubrid snake native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, eastern Indonesia (Sulawesi to Papua), Papua New Guinea, and many islands in northwestern Melanesia.