HONOLULU (KHNL) - A snake was captured on June 13th at Matson Navigation Company's container yard. A Matson employee captured the snake and turned it over to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
The snake measures about three-and-a-half feet. It was identified as a non-venomous gopher snake. Officials are not sure how or when the snake arrived on the island.
Snakes are illegal in Hawaii. Officials say snakes have no natural predators in Hawaii and pose a serious threat to Hawaii's environment.