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Another illegal snake confiscated on Oahu

Corn snake turned in through the state's amnesty program.  (Source: Hawaiian Humane Society) Corn snake turned in through the state's amnesty program. (Source: Hawaiian Humane Society)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Another snake has been turned in on Oahu through the state's amnesty program. 

The Hawaiian Humane Society which posted a picture of the corn snake on its Facebook page says the illegal reptile was turned in Sunday night.

Corn snakes are not poisonous.

PHOTO GALLERY

Click to view a gallery of photos of the different illegal animals captured or turned in.

Snakes have no natural predators in Hawaii and pose a serious threat to Hawaii's environment. Many snake species prey on birds and their eggs, increasing the threat to Hawaii's endangered native birds.

The state's amnesty program provides those who turn in illegal animals immunity from prosecution.

Anyone caught possessing an illegal animal, can face a $200,000 fine and three years in prison.

To avoid that, you can turn them in by calling the PEST HOTLINE at 643-PEST.

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