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In the News (Thu 23 May 19)

  
  RELEASE INTO HELL - RELEASING REPTILES BACK INTO THE BUSH - THE DANGERS - AUSTRALIA
However the June 1994 issue of Herpetological Review is not all that unusual in carrying four separate articles relating to reptiles newly introduced to the wild in Florida.
In the US Pacific territory of Guam, accidentally introduced Brown-tree Snakes (Boiga irregularis (or fusca)) have overrun the island exterminating native bird species upon which they prey.
Interestingly, where these snakes occur in most parts of Australia and south-east Asia, they tend not to dominate the local fauna or ecology, usually being just one of a number of snake species and rarely if ever decimating bird populations, even though they feed on them.
www.smuggled.com /reprel6.htm   (7667 words)

  
 Venomous Snake Links
Florida's Venomous Snakes - Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission - PDF file of booklet.
Gernot Vogel's Homepage - Information on Southeast Asian herps, especially Trimeresurus and Boiga
Gad Perry - University of Texas at Austin - ecology of reptiles and amphibians (with a number of papers on Boiga irregularis on Guam)
sbsweb.bangor.ac.uk /~bss166/links.htm   (2561 words)

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