KUNIA, Hawaii - A Kunia farmworker saw a five-foot-long boa constrictor near bushes along Kunia Road last Friday and held it overnight in a trash can. 

The next morning, the man and his nephew turned in the boa to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture's Plant Quarantine office. 

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

Snakes pose a serious threat to Hawaii's environment, as they have no natural predators. 

"Many species also prey on birds and their eggs, increasing the threat to endangered native birds," said DOA in a press release.

Anyone with information on illegal animals is asked to call the PEST HOTLINE at 643-PEST (7378).