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Iguana caught in Kalihi

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:55 p.m. HST, Jun 15, 2013

A security guard caught an iguana on Dillingham Boulevard near Honolulu Community College Thursday evening.

An inspector from the state Department of Agriculture took custody of the 3-foot-long lizard at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Dillingham Boulevard.

State officials released a picture of the caged animal Friday night.

It wasn’t clear where the animal came from.

Snakes and large lizards could pose a serious threat to Hawaii’s environment because they compete with native animal populations for food and habitat, the Agriculture Department said.

People caught with an illegal animal are subject to the maximum penalty of a $200,000 fine and up to three years in prison. But the state also offers an amnesty program for peope who turn in illegal animals.

Anyone with information on illegal animals can call the Pest Hotline at 643-7378.

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Aquarius1 wrote:
Is that you Allie?
on June 15,2013 | 02:13PM
UhhDuhh wrote:
Bwahahaha! Made my day.
on June 15,2013 | 02:25PM
IAmSane wrote:
on June 15,2013 | 03:05PM
Pocho wrote:
on June 15,2013 | 05:36PM
atilter wrote:
somebody say skewered?
on June 16,2013 | 02:59AM
niimi wrote:
I worry that some dumb dumb let them go in Kalihi Valley along with the wallabies. I'm really curious how some farquads smuggle them in here to begin with. Too bad we can't to a 100% scan o all incoming cargo. That or some people making a private transpacific crossing are bringing in the illegal creatures.
on June 15,2013 | 02:31PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Good idea. Since we are married to the smartphone 24/7, we might as well scan everything with it.
on June 16,2013 | 09:47AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
I wish the SA would do a better job of accurately reporting as opposed to their attempt to scare people. The fine is not $200,000 nor has it ever been that amount. In fact, there is no fine at all because every time someone is caught they are not fined.
on June 15,2013 | 02:36PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Maybe it was 200,000 peso?
on June 16,2013 | 09:45AM
Galajr wrote:
Allie looks different in person!
on June 15,2013 | 03:11PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Many of the criminals from Kalihi look like this.
on June 15,2013 | 05:43PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Speaking from experience?
on June 16,2013 | 09:40AM
Anonymous wrote:
Id be more worried about the micronesians than a 3 foot long gecko.
on June 15,2013 | 10:56PM
mikethenovice wrote:
I work with the micros. Very friendly people.
on June 16,2013 | 09:44AM
atilter wrote:
supposed to taste good, skewered...did i say dat???
on June 16,2013 | 02:57AM
Anonymous wrote:
They really taste good ! Almost like chicken, rabbit and frog legs !!
on June 16,2013 | 05:39AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Save this suggestion for next year's L&L 76 cent plate lunch. Oh. Inflation make take it to 77 cents?
on June 16,2013 | 09:42AM
miss_laulau wrote:
I bet that security guard was surprised. Must have been an exciting day day for him/her : ]
on June 16,2013 | 06:20AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Probably peed in his pants. That's why security guards should bring a extra set of uniform to work.
on June 16,2013 | 09:43AM
mikethenovice wrote:
livinginhawaii. The article says "up to" 200,000 dollars. That means zero dollars up to two hundred thousand buckaroos. Don't blame SA. Slow down and read more carefully, dude. Better yet, watch some Court TV sometimes, where the lawyers breakdown every word.
on June 16,2013 | 09:51AM
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