Brown tree snakes are a big deal in Guam. Until WWII Guam was a snake-free island but this invasive species arrived as a stowaway on a ship or transport plane traveling from Australia or PNG. The snakes, without natural predators, have decimated the native bird population on the island. But they've provided lots of sport for some of the students at Pacific Islands Bible College.
In this picture Marcus (a volunteer from Germany helping with campus maintenance), Happiness, and Stella show off one particularly long capture. Happiness and our friend Joyce Owen (wife of the college president) have had a contest this semester to see who could kill the most snakes. Joyce has killed nine and Happiness has killed eight. But she says that "He definitely got the two biggest so I say he won."
Tomorrow is graduation day at PIBC.