Rats remain on Lehua

  • photo contributed by Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Rat detecting dogs were brought to Lehua in 2018 to help rid the island of residual rats.

  • photo contributed by Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Lehua Island is the site of an ecosystem restoration project currently in the works.

LIHUE — There are more seabirds on Lehua Island after the 2017 helicopter drop of rodenticide over the landmass, but the rats haven’t completely disappeared.

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