Invasive annihilation

Courtesy Kauai Invasive Species Committee

Multiple coqui frogs were reported in 2018 in Kapahi, and response was quick to remove them.

Courtesy state Department of Agriculture

Brown tree snakes haven’t gotten a foothold on Kauai, but the Kauai Invasive Species Committee has a trained staff member ready to respond if they do make a presence.

LIHUE — From brown tree snakes to coqui frogs, parakeets and mongoose, miconia and common rush, Kauai has a list of invasive species that have taken root, and is planning to prevent other species from arriving.