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Old familiar foe kills power in 3 villages

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - A brown tree snake is to blame for a power outage that left residents in Mongmong-Toto-Maite in the dark this morning.  Guam Power Authority Spokesperson Art Perez says the snake managed to get into the Hagatna Substation causing residents to be without power for about a half-hour.

Perez told KUAM News, "Snakes are still a problem with the authority. Although we've contracted ourselves with the USDA. Our partnership has resulted in thousands of snakes being caught in our substations; one is bound to get through. We will communicate with USDA to find out where it might have come into our substations."

Perez says it's important for these traps to continue to be funded, simply because these pests are found more frequently in these areas.

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