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Keen-nosed dogs discover scores of beetles

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by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - The K-9 Team from the Rhino Beetle Eradication Project is finding more and more of the invasive species throughout the island. Team leader Ginger Haddock says they currently have four working dogs that are learning to detect the odor of the larvae, and the breeding sites.

"We do have promise that they are going to me an effective tool. They are proving to be an effective tool in our arsenal to stop this beetle. We found many breeding sites in Urunao, and Tanguisson, Chalan Pago, Nimitz Hill," she explained.

While she says training time for the K-9s vary, she expects the canines to be fully trained within the year.

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