Invasive species on display at Senate hearing

Committee: Invasive species are greatest threat to Hawaii's environment, agriculture, health

 UPDATED 6:58 PM HST Jan 11, 2013
HONOLULU -

Creepy crawlers, slithery snakes and noisy frogs took over at the State Capitol on Friday.

It was part of a briefing by the Senate Energy and Environment Committee.

Live animals on display included exotic creatures like a ball python, a bearded dragon, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

The committee met to discuss beefing up agricultural inspections.  They say invasive species are the single greatest threat to Hawaii's environment, agriculture and health.

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