Garter snake found in Christmas tree shipment on O‘ahu
HONOLULU — A small snake was found in a shipping container of Christmas trees that was being inspected at the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB) in Honolulu earlier this month. The shipment was being held for secondary inspection due to a slug interception when workers found the 9-inch snake which was alive, but injured.
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It’s beginning to sound like Hawaii needs to take some of those vast sugarcane and pineapple fields and plant Christmas trees on them, to avoid further risk of invasive species!
If the climate allows for that then by all means I agree.