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Seized boa constrictor gets new home on Big Island

Boa constrictor arrives at new Big Island home Boa constrictor arrives at new Big Island home

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - A boa constrictor seized from an Oahu home in 2011 has a new home on the Big Island.

West Hawaii Today reports the nearly 8-foot snake has moved from a 100-gallon aquarium at the Honolulu office of the Department of Agriculture into new digs at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens.

The Hawaii County Council last week approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with the state to provide a holding facility at the zoo for the prohibited animal.

Zoo Director Pam Mizuno says the snake is only a temporary resident but she hopes it stays a long time.

She says the zoo plans to use the snake as an educational tool to stress how invasive rain forest animals would be if they get loose.

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