A household in Nanakuli was persuaded by police to surrender a 6- or 7-foot boa constrictor in order to avoid prosecution Thursday morning.
It is not clear where the seized boa constrictor will end up. Officers from the state Department of Agriculture’s Plant Quarantine Branch joined HPD officers retrieving the reptile from a Haleakala Avenue home.
Honolulu police Sgt. Kim Buffett, CrimeStoppers coordinator, said an anonymous tip was received about the snake several weeks ago. But efforts to retrieve the animal were put off until resources could be pooled for a "knock and talk" with the owner Thursday morning.