Brown tree snake found in Northern Mariana Islands; reptile can wipe out bird populations

September 15, 2014 7:54 PM

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HAGATNA, Guam — A snake that can wipe out bird populations and short out electrical grids by climbing power poles has been found in Rota on the Northern Mariana Islands.

Biologists and government officials there tell the Pacific Daily News ( ) they're on high alert.

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