"Myth of Guam's Brown Tree Snakes" Guam Warnings Or Dangers Tip by uf83ds91

Guam Warnings and Dangers: 33 reviews and 11 photos

Though there are brown tree snakes on the island, they are afraid of you as much as we are afraid of them. Unless you are out and about boonie stomping at night and sticking your hand under logs, you probably won't run into one. They will leave their lair if it gets wet and cold looking for a warm dry spot. No, they are not crawling all over the place, which a friend's wife was told to believe, and because of her fear, she never came to see her husband here. Even local residents don't see them as often as the media or documentaries seem to portray.

If you hear about snakes crawling in peoples homes it is because most of the ones reported are homes built in jungle or boonie type locations that are not developed residential areas. These homes are wooden and tin structures that are not necessarily sealed properly.

Bottomline, there are all kinds of snakes in the southeastern United States, but they are not readily or easily visible daily. It is no different in Guam.

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  • Updated Feb 4, 2007
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