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Seven illegal reptiles turned in to Hawaiian Humane Society

One of the five boa constrictors that was turned in. One of the five boa constrictors that was turned in.
Blue-tongued skink. Blue-tongued skink.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Wednesday afternoon a woman dropped off seven illegal reptiles to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

The seven illegal animals included five adolescent boa constrictors and two skink lizards; one blue-tongue skink and one savannah skink. All seven animals were kept as house pets and are not poisonous. The reptiles' diet consists of insects and rodents.

The Hawaiian Humane Society is an amnesty center, allowing residents to turn in illegal animals with no questions asked. Officials say they would rather have owners turn in illegal animals to the Humane Society than have them released into the wild, where they can endanger people and Hawaii's ecosystem.

The animals will be given to the Department of Agriculture, who will be responsible of re-housing the animals.

To give illegal animal or animal cruelty tips, call the Hawaiian Humane Society at 808-356-2250.

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