On Friday, January 26, 2007, a snake was found at Hilo Harbor.
“A snake that was found at Hilo Harbor last Friday (1/26) has been identified as a chequered keelback snake, also known as an Asiatic water snake (Xenochrophis piscator). The non-venomous snake is commonly found in Asia and the East Indies, but not common in the pet trade in the U.S. It is not known how the snake arrived in Hawaii.
On Friday, a construction worker working at Pier 2 in Hilo Harbor saw the two-foot-long snake under the pier and was able to kill it. The incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. and inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture were called to pick up the snake. The snake was flown to Oahu late Friday afternoon and identified yesterday by a herpetologist at the Bishop Museum….”
More here: Snake found at Hilo Harbor
Someone just sent me the following message TODAY:
“Hi Damon, have you heard anything about brown tree snake sightings at Hilo bay front?…
(I replied that I hadn’t)
Please bring it to light for the public’s sake! Traps have been setup at the Puna Canoe Club. Numerous reports from different people according to an Ag inspector I spoke with this morning. NOT GOOD! And…no mention to the public about the matter. The Public will be the ones to find them, not the damn traps! Fn irraz! Damn inspectors setting our beautiful island up once again. Too many harmful invasive species! Thanks for letting me vent…”
I’ve checked around online and I haven’t heard of anything being confirmed yet.
- A rather thin and long new snake crawls out of one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots (sciencedaily.com)
- Guam Snakes Being Fought With Poisoned Mice Parachuted In From Helicopters (jtm71.wordpress.com)
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