CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY
Imagine this scenario: You breathe a sigh of relief because Fido and the entire family made it to Okinawa. Routines are established, you hang up your hat and its home-sweet-home. Amazing beaches, a new culture, great food and new friends. What more could you ask for? Just when you ask that question, you get an answer. Someone in your family (quite possibly a pet,) decides to taste a benign looking plant or its seeds that which could be found in anyone’s yard. And tragedy strikes. The Sago Palm, is extremely common on and off base here is very poisonous to both humans and animals. Take note that the seeds have an even higher toxicity level. Please take the extra step in educating your family, protecting your children and pets. Tips from the ASPCA blog can be found HERE. If anyone knows of other possible dangerous plants in Okinawa, please share.