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Due to Loss of Birds, Arachnophobes May Want to Avoid Guam


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Micronesian_Kingfisher-DylanKeslerCCTN.jpgA new study on the island of Guam reveals that the near-total loss of native birds caused by the invasive brown tree snake has led to a huge increase in the number of spiders. During certain times of the year, arachnids on Guam occur at 40 times the rate of nearby islands where the snake is absent and birds persist."

 

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