Because Neither Species Is Cute, Animal Rights Activists Shrugged a “Whatever”

Operation Dead-Mouse Drop

In this photo taken on Feb. 5, 2013, a brown tree snake is held by U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife specialist Tony Salas outside his office on Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam. The U.S. government is planning to drop toxic mice from helicopters to battle the snakes, an invasive species that has decimated Guam's native bird population and could cause billions of dollars of damage if allowed to spread to Hawaii. (Eric Talmadge/AP)

“In this photo taken on Feb. 5, 2013, a Brown Tree Snake is held by U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife specialist Tony Salas outside his office on Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam. The U.S. government is planning to drop toxic mice from helicopters to battle the snakes, an invasive species that has decimated Guam’s native bird population and could cause billions of dollars of damage if allowed to spread to Hawaii. (Eric Talmadge/AP)

“A group of 2,000 dead mice equipped with cardboard parachutes have been airdropped over a United States Air Force base in Guam in order to poison brown tree snakes…

NBC News reports that the dead mice were pumped full of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. The hope is that the snakes, which are invasive to the area and cause harm to exotic native birds and the island’s power grid, will be drawn to the toxic rodents, eat them, and then croak…”

The pictured snake commented, “This guy is giving me a headache.  Ironically, I could use a Tylenol at thisssss point.” 

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