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Dead boa constrictor and dead garter snake turned over to state

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:50 p.m. HST, Aug 02, 2012

Two dead snakes have been turned over to Hawaii Department of Agriculture officials. 

The state says a dead, 6-foot-long boa constrictor was found on a central Oahu farm Tuesday by harvesting workers.

On Wednesday, a guest at a Waikiki hotel visiting from Washington state found a dead, 6-inch-long garter snake in a carry-on bag and turned the carcass over to the front desk. The state says the snake appeared to have been long dead and dried. 

Snakes have no natural predators in Hawaii and pose a serious threat to the fragile island environment. Snakes can prey on native birds and eggs.

Illegal animals can be turned in under the state’s amnesty program.  

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fstop wrote:
Why would anyone turn in a dead snake?
on August 2,2012 | 04:12PM
Anonymous wrote:
A only good snake is a dead snake!
on August 2,2012 | 07:53PM
Our islands ares actually virgin to these snakes and deadly preditors. Why do people want to bring them here is beyond me. In the old days we could go camping and not worry about these animals in the forest. On the mainland, that's a different story. Please help us keep our Islands safe from these type of animal. Thank You
on August 2,2012 | 09:52PM
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