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Snakes in the Canaries

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« on: June 07, 2010, 13:03 PM »
Did anyone know this was such a problem?

http://www.iberianature.com/spainblog/2010/06/californian-snakes-threaten-canarian-biodiversity/

California kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getulus) released or escaped on Gran Canary are threatening the island’s biodiversity including the rare giant lizard of Gran Canary. Although 334 have been captured in the last two years, there are thought to be a population of some 1,000 still slithering around the island. It is now considered virtually impossible to extinguish them and efforts are limited to controlling their expansion. They are harmless to humans
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 10:59 AM »
My god thats a huge snake  :o, good job its harmless to humans.

Shame people dont think before they go releasing animals that are not from that country  >:(