Man finds snake in downtown HonoluluUPDATED 7:06 PM HST Nov 05, 2013Video Transcript
Sometimes downtown Honolulu is referred to as to concrete jungle but it took on the literal meaning when a man found boa constrictor on the street.. The 2 and a half foot snake was found slithering on Nu'uanu Avenue near Kukui Plaza. KITV4 Cam Tran talked to the man who alerted police.. Victor Palmeri says he was was just walking to work when he saw something that caught his eye. VICTOR PALMERI IN:21:43 I ASKED THE LADIES OUT THERE DO YOU GUYS SEE THIS? "This" was a 2 .5 foot long rainbow boa constrictor lying in the middle of the Kukui Plaza driveway on Nu'uanu Avenue IN:44:43 I KEPT MY DISTANCE THAT'S FOR SURE, I'M NOT A GREAT FAN OF SNAKES. And he sure did, Palmeri stayed an arms length away as he shot this video of the snake slithering through the dirt by the driveway. The nu'uanu resident says he called police and soon the serpent attracted a crowd. JORDAN SILVA: IN:36:41 WHOA! IT'S A SNAKE IN THE GRASS.. LITERALLY! LAUGHS Jordan Silva is a security officer at the Kukui Plaza and was shocked to see the boa crawling in front of the condo building. NATS: 39:31 I SHOWED UP AND HE WAS ON THE GROUND AND HE WAS BOUT RIGHT HERE. IN:36:53 SMALL HEAD, MAYBE THE SIZE OF MY THUMB, MAYBE 2.5 FEET, LIGHT BROWN COLOR, KIND OF CUTE ACTUALLY 37:02 Several people watched as a Honolulu police officer captured the boa with a towel and put it in a paper bag. The department of agriculture says the rainbow boa constrictor is native to central and south America, The snake is not poisonous and can grow up to six feet. 36:48 IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN ONE IN HAWAII THAT'S FOR SURE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. A unique experience that the DOA says should not have happened. Snakes are illegal on the islands and harboring one can mean 3 years behind bars and a 200thouand dollar fine. Cam Tran, KIT4 News. D-O-A says the snake will be sent to a reptile farm on the mainland. The state has an an amnesty program where it will accept snakes at the HDOA office with no questions asked. If you know anyone owning a snake you are asked to call the pest hotline at 643-7378.