Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This morning when I went to do my exercise/yard work I found two Brown Tree snakes in my front yard. One was about two feet long and the other a bit bigger. it is not uncommon to find them in the jungle or around where farm animals but I live in a small housing complex. Yes, we do have dogs, cats and even chickens in the housing. These snakes are venomous with fangs at the back of their mouths so they have to gnaw on an animal to poison them. They have bit humans, some of whom I have known. I have seen some that were much bigger. The first one I saw was in '69. It was over ten feet long, hanging from the back of a soft drink truck with its tail dragging along the ground.
I am very thankful I did not have to eliminate them because they were already dead. Such is life on Guam.