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Marsupial confiscated in Honolulu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Another Sugar Glider has been confiscated by the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Officials say the marsupial which is indigenous to Australia was turned in Monday through their amnesty program. The animal's owner will not be penalized because the program allows anyone with illegal animals to turn them in, no questions asked.

Although they may appear sweet and cuddly, the creatures are known to bite and can harbor diseases such as rabies.

Two weeks ago police confiscated another Sugar Glider from a home in Kaneohe. This is the 16th illegal animal turned into the state since early July.

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