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  • They were calling Boiga irregularis the “Philippine rat snake.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • A major threat to birds is the potential spread of the introduced brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis), an Australasian native, from Guam to the other Marianas islands.

    Marianas tropical dry forests

  • All endemic bird species on the Yap Islands birds are at risk from introduced species, the most notorious being the brown tree snake Boiga irregularis, which is responsible for many extinctions on Guam.

    Yap tropical dry forests

  • As for introduced predators, the roster of ecological rabble in that category included monitor lizards, four species of rat, one species of shrew, feral cats, feral dogs, feral pigs, and a species of snake, Boiga irregularis.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis, is secretive by nature.


  • A veterinary surgeon came up with a different identification, saying that it appeared to be a brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis.


  • Unfortunately, they didn't linger long enough to get a good look at the sites - but there was some nice vision from the lava tubes, including shots of brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) picking off flying bats.

    A Snail's Eye View

  • “Symptoms and Circumstances Associated with Bites by the Brown Tree Snake Colubridae: Boiga irregularis on Guam.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • “Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis on Guam: A Worst Case Scenario of an Introduced Predator.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • “Risks to Infants on Guam from Bites of the Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis” American Journal of Tropical Medical Hygiene, Vol.

    The Song of The Dodo


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