Guam - A container of Christmas trees that were shipped to Guam brought more than the smell of pine. Customs officers who were conducting an
inspection of a 40' container last Friday noticed a frog.
Customs Lieutenant Ferdinand Soriano told KUAM News, "For now
it's not much of a concern yet we've actually had the frog detained and we had
the container fumigated so for now we actually have the frog and we're going to
turn it over to the Department of Agriculture's Division of Aquatic and Wildlife."
Last year Customs officers found spiders in a shipment of Christmas
trees. Officials conduct the inspections
to ensure that invasive species don't make their way into the island to propagate.
Department of agriculture officials are still trying to identify the kind of
frog that was found, but Customs officers fondly call him Kermit.