It appears that most of these snakes have arrived on the island ‘accidentally’ inside the trunks of large olive trees imported from the mainland.
As a result the Environment Ministry is restricting the entry of large ornamental trees in order to prevent the snakes and their eggs from also ‘sneaking’ into the island.
The regulation, which will come into force next week, limits the entry of olive, carob and holm oak trees with trunks larger than 40 centimetres during the periods when the snakes’ eggs are laying and hatching.
During this period, people wanting to import a tree with these characteristic must request an authorisation from the Environment Ministry where they will have to prove that the necessary control and biosecurity measures have been adopted to avoid the introduction of snakes.
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The trees come from the mainland are also often purchased by Mallorcan people as well, BIG BUSSINESS , They love to have them especially for the chalet in the country , they usually come with a whole truck load to Mallorca with the ferry , also small Finca´s not only Monster Fincas , It's a Good business they grow them in the ares around GIRONA it's a perfect climate for them .
Guess who is to blame. Our west european and ex trading partners wanting fancy trees for their monstrous fincas Note center and east of Mallorca Jawohl