U.S. Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Date of this Version

January 2000


Published by Micronesica 33(1/2):105-110, 2000.


Detector dog inspection of outbound cargo is one of several control methods applied to deter brown tree snake dispersal from Guam. In the two and a half months following the passage of Supertyphoon Paka over Guam, an increase in brown tree snake discoveries during detector dog inspections was observed. We report here on the circumstances of those discoveries and their management implications.