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9-foot boa constrictor captured on Oahu

Photo courtesy: Department of Agriculture. Photo courtesy: Department of Agriculture.
Photo courtesy: Department of Agriculture. Photo courtesy: Department of Agriculture.
Photo courtesy: Department of Agriculture. Photo courtesy: Department of Agriculture.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Agriculture announced that a boa constrictor measuring over nine-feet in length was captured Monday.

According to the Department of Land and Natural Resources, a group of hunters discovered the snake at about 6:30 p.m. near the Waiawa Correctional Center.

The adult female boa constrictor was transported to the Honolulu Zoo just before 9 p.m.

The snake is currently being held at the Hawaii Department of Agriculture's Plant Quarantine Branch.

Boa constrictors are non-venomous snakes native to Central and South America. They can grow up to 12 feet in length and usually eat small mammals including mice and rats.

This is the third time this year where an illegal animal has been confiscated in Hawaii.

We'll have more details on this story tonight on Hawaii News Now beginning at 5 p.m.

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