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Illegal corn snake turned in to Hawaiian Humane Society

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:03 p.m. HST, Aug 22, 2011

Someone turned a corn snake in to the Hawaiian Humane Society Sunday night under the state’s illegal animal amnesty program.

The snake was turned over to state agriculture officials.

The humane society posted a photo of the snake on their Facebook page.

The state's amnesty program provides immunity from prosecution for possessing an illegal reptile. State law categorizes possessing and/or transporting illegal animals as a Class C felony, punishable with a $200,000 fine and up to three years in prison.

In the wild, corn snakes usually live around 6–8 years, but in captivity can live up to 23 years old and are found throughout the southeastern and central United States. They are not poisonous.

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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Good for Hawaii to keep snakes out of here, the only such location in the world I believe that makes it a point to keep snakes out of here.
on August 22,2011 | 12:07PM
sloturle wrote:
How did it get here? I believe someone transported it in a suitcase.
on August 22,2011 | 12:28PM
ShaveIce wrote:
The Department of Agriculture is on a roll. Imagine what they could do if the state restored their funding to actually hire back all the inspectors that got laid off.
on August 22,2011 | 05:05PM
KeithHaugen wrote:
Did the "someone" turn the snake in without being confronted by authority? Is this a real amnesty case? Or is it another criminal who waited until caught to give up the reptile, knowing the Governor would waive the $200,000 fine and five years in jail?
on August 22,2011 | 06:09PM
AtomicMonkey wrote:
It's a Korn Snake...left over from the concert.
on August 22,2011 | 07:24PM
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