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Brown tree snake experts talk

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - University of Guam scientists gathered Wednesday to discuss efforts to eradicate the brown tree snake. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinator for brown tree snake control Dr. Earl Campbell said, "I guess one of the main things that's important to update is how successful are the people here on the ground are at what they do and in this case we have folks that are doing the brown tree snake control at the ports and airports trying to stop snakes from getting off Guam."

Campbell adds that brown tree snakes have killed off almost a dozen species of the island's birds. They are also known to cause power outages. 

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