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Illegal Snakes and Lizards In Custody

In the past two weeks agriculture investigators have captured several illegal snakes and lizards in Hawaii.

State investigators found a 4-foot-long albino kingsnake and a 12-inch collared lizard in a Hawaii Kai home.

Their owner told investigators a friend gave him the illegal animals in January.

Officials took the pets and fined him two thousand dollars.

A Honolulu Zoo employee found a cardborad box with two snakes inside at his Kapahulu home.

They've been identified as a four-foot long tangerine corn snake and a foot-long king snake.

Finally, the state took a illegal Madagascar Giant Day Gecko into custody.

Someone living in Manoa reported seeing the 10-inch long gecko outside her home and called inspectors.

The next day investigators caught three more just like him.

Agriculture officials say under the amnesty program you can turn in any illegal animal to the agriculture office, the Honolulu Zoo or the Humane Society with no questions asked and no penalties.

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