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Kaneohe family finds illegal two-foot-long iguana in front yard

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Kaneohe family found a two-foot-long iguana lounging in their front yard on Wednesday afternoon. 

The reptile is considered a threat to native wildlife in Hawaii and it is illegal to own one as a pet. 

Kanoa Kanahele captured the iguana using a fishing net, and says no one seems to have any idea where it came from. 

"I was a little bit shocked at first, not used to seeing these things here, I'm used to seeing Jackson chameleons but when we saw that we were kind of surprised," Kanahele said.

Kanahele called the Department of Agriculture, who said a crew will pick the reptile up on Thursday. 

If you see a creature that doesn't belong in Hawaii, call the statewide pest hotline at 643-P-E-S-T.

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