Illegal ferret, snake found in Hawaii 

State officials say two illegal animals have been found in Hawaii.

The Department of Agriculture says a two-foot long snake was killed by a landscaping crew Wednesday in the Honolulu area.

Snakes are illegal because officials say they pose a serious threat to Hawaii's environment.

The department also says an illegal ferret was captured Sunday near a business in Hilo.

The animal was turned over to inspectors and will eventually be shipped out of state.

Officials say ferrets are prohibited as pets because they are potential carriers of the rabies virus.

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