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The Brown tree snake

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Melanie Martinez

on 29 January 2014

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The Brown tree snake
The Brown Tree Snake was first introduced in 1952. This snake came here from the South Pacific Gaum. The snake was an accidental ship cargo. This is how this snake became introduced.
Phylum: Chordate (chor-data)
Class: Reptila (rep-teelia)
Order: Squamata (sock-a-made-a)
Family: Colobridae (col-a-brid-a)
Sub Family: Bioginae (boy-gin-a)
Scientific Name: Bioga Irregularis (boy-ga air-reg-u-aris)
Why Is It Invasive?
This snake is invasive because it bites anything it can sink its teeth into. It bites: birds, bats, lizards and even people. They can slither onto power lines and knock out electricity for a week.
The Bite:
The Brown Tree Snakes' bite will not go through majority of your clothing. The snake's bite doesn't effect adults but it will effect an infant under the age of six months. This is because its fangs position and small size.
America Is Dwelling
America is really hoping that this snake will not accidentally go on air cargo like it did sixty two years ago. It will cause a huge and scary situation for everyone. Imagine having your toes being nipped at by this snake.
Damages It Has Done:
The Brown Tree Snake has caused a lot of ecological impacts. It is responsible for the decline of the flying fox. This animal is important because it is used for the seed dispersal of tropical trees.
Scientists have set up traps and nets to catch this invasive snake. But, of course they do not want to kill the species they just simply want it to stop. These scientists are doing everything they can to stop The Brown Tree Snake.
The Brown Tree Snake has very large brown eyes. It's head is much bigger compared to its neck. The snake has a slender body with a long tail. The Brown tree Snake also has brown markings and patterns all over their bodies.
Fun facts:
1. The Brown Tree Snake can lay up to three to twenty eggs. When these eggs hatch, they're as long as four inches while their are babies.
Refernce List:
1. http://www.fort.usgs.gov/resources/education/bts/bioeco/btsnake.asp
2. http://guampedia.com/brown-treesnake/
3. http://animals.pawnation.com/habitat-brown-tree-snake-4010.html
More Fun Facts:
2. It is scientifically proven that The Brown Tree Snake has more than one way to reproduce.
3. The Brown Tree Snake's venom will not harm an adult unless it's fangs chewed through your skin and the venom reached into your skin.
I Hope You Enjoyed My Presentation On The Brown Tree Snake.
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