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Conflicts with People

Brown tree snakes are expert climbers The brown tree snake may be attracted to residential areas by an abundance of rodents, lizards, poultry, or debris that serves as habitat for snake prey. The snake may occasionally enter buildings while searching for food. Simple precautions such as keeping doors closed and screens secured, screening air ducts and pipes that open outdoors, keeping garbage and pet food in secured containers, and removing surrounding vegetation may make a building less attractive to brown tree snakes.

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