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6-foot boa constrictor found in Nuuanu

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Nuuanu resident Brian Sakimaki opened his front door Thursday evening to find a six-and-a-half-foot boa constrictor staring back at him.

State Department of Agriculture officials said police captured the snake in a trash can and an agriculture inspector picked it up.

The snake is a female, and probably about 10 years old. It's origin is unknown.

Boa constrictors are non-venomous and native to Central and South America. They can grow up to 12 feet long.

This is the second snake caught on Oahu so far this year. The first was in Pearl City.

Snakes are illegal to own in Hawaii. To report a snake, call the state's Pest Hotline at 643-7378. 

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