Two thousand toxic mice dropped on Guam by parachute to kill snakes

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Two thousand toxic mice dropped on Guam by parachute to kill snakes

When all other efforts to cull a teeming population of snakes failed, U.S. officials in Guam called in air support.

Approximately 2,000 dead mice pumped full of Tylenol were dropped across the island in an effort to eliminate a species of snake that officials say is responsible for inflicting millions of dollars of damage.

A pilot project involving 280 mice dropped in a similar manner was conducted in 2010.

Helicopters make low-altitude flights over the base’s forsted areas, dropping their furry bundles on a timed sequence. Each mouse is laced with the deadly microdose of acetaminophen.

 

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