HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 9-inch garter snake was found in a shipping container on Friday, Nov. 13. The container, which held Christmas trees, was being inspected by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Branch.

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The snake was found alive, but injured. Plant Quarantine Branch immediately captured the reptile, who died shortly after.

A Pacific tree frog was also found in the same container.

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