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Coqui Frogs even like Lana'i

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Coqui Frogs even like Lana'i


Lanai has gained a lot of attention these days since billionaire Larry Ellison bought the island last year, and now it seems that even coqui frogs are interested in Hawaii’s Pineapple Island.

Pulama Lanai, the operational entity formed by the Oracle Corp. CEO, has put out an alert regarding the sighting of a single male coqui frog that has been captured on Lanai, according to the Lanai Times.

These pesky invasive creatures, which are about the size of a penny or quarter and make a high-pitched, shrill chirping sound, already has a big presence on the Big Island, mostly in Puna and Hilo.

Coqui frogs, which are native to Puerto Rico, also have been seen in several other parts of the state, including Oahu, but have yet to establish a strong presence.

Pulama Lanai, through its invasive species monitoring and control arm, certainly does not want the coqui frogs to establish a colony on Lanai.

The company is asking residents to call (808) 536-3664 and tell them the date, time and location they saw or heard one of these frogs.

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Thanks for the interesting piece of news jebett. I wish Pulama Lana`i the best of luck to keep this pest from establishing on the island.

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