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Submitted by bobdotorg
bobdotorg (598873) writes "World War II transport ships introduced snakes to Guam, and by the 1980's the island was overrun by them. This led to the extinction of native species. To combat this, drugged, dead, glider outfitted mice are being dropped into the jungle.

  "The airdrop was a test of the newest weapon against one of the island’s most stubborn enemies — the invasive brown tree snake." "Each mouse was attached to two squares of cardboard and a streamer of green paper. The streamer could be dropped from a low-flying helicopter and would catch in the upper tree branches of the jungle. About 200 of the baits and some radio transmitters were dropped from a helicopter on 20 acres of Naval Base Guam on Wednesday as a first test of the system, Vice said.""

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