POSTED: 8:16 p.m. HST, Jul 24, 2011
An unidentified man dropped off an illegal baby ball python this afternoon at the Hawaiian Humane Society, which promptly turned it over to the state Department of Agriculture. It is the 14th illegal reptile to be taken in by state officials in the past month.
The snake, which measured about 1 1/2 feet long, was turned in under the state’s amnesty program, which provides immunity from prosecution for owning or transporting an illegal animal.
Keoni Vaughn, Hawaiian Humane Society director of operations, said he is happy that people are taking advantage of the amnesty program to turn in illegal animals.
Another ball python was turned in Friday.