A bridge repair project in Guam has been held up because of a colony of endangered snails.
The Marianas Variety newspaper says the reinforcement of Ylig Bridge in Yona has been delayed because of the presence of the tree snail.
The snail is endemic to Guam and recognized as a critically endangered species.
Deputy project manager, Gene Niemasz of the Parsons Transportation Group, which is managing the bridge project, said a mitigation plan is being developed for the relocation of the snail colony.
The colony, is about 100 to 150 strong.