I’m an 80 year old single male and in October 1999 for the first time contracted the severely itchy scabies from the wild chickens that moved across Kuhio highway into the next door neighbor’s lychee trees and made it their home, when WalMart took over their wild habitat to build their store and parking lot. Before WalMart there were no wild chickens in the neighborhood where I live.
The rapidly growing numbers of wild chickens living in the residential areas pose a health hazard because these wild chickens are carriers of mites that cause the severally itchy scabies in human beings. So these chickens must be removed or we may possibly face a scabies epidemic in the near future.
The Humane Society’s ongoing removals of the (rabies free) hungry stray dogs and cats (predators) from the residential areas has opened up and invited the mites infested feral fowl to move in and occupy their former predator enemies’ place.
Is the Humane Society doing anything to stem the feral fowl’s population explosion that’s becoming a statewide problem?
Angry victim of scabies, Carl Hamashige, Lihu’e.