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


Date of this Version

April 1998


Published in International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 42 (1998) 161-165. Permission to use.


Records of 34 brown tree snakes detected during dog inspections were examined to describe the situations in which snakes were found and to determine probable destinations had they successfully departed Guam. A key to the use of detector dogs for interdicting brown tree snake transport from Guam is that the snakes found are at high risk for export. Hawaii. followed by the Micronesian islands. were the most frequently identified potential destinations for the snakes located by dogs. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.