When we first learned that we’d be moving to Guam, cursory research turned up a lot of articles on the Brown Tree Snake and how the island is “overrun” with them.
Not so much.
I’m not here to dispute the fact that this invasive species has pretty much decimated the local bird population or to suggest what should be done about it. What I am here to tell you is that for the average person living in the average home, the Brown Tree Snake is no big deal.
We’ve been here going on eight months and I haven’t seen one.
It turns out they’re nocturnal and you’ll pretty much only encounter them in the jungle.
So don’t worry about it.
(Thanks to Wikipedia for the image. I would have posted one of my own, but like I said, I haven’t seen one.)
Pacific Daily News article: http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2015/08/25/more-funding-eliminate-brown-tree-snakes-0826/32037271/