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Margaret Collins, 69, woke up Thursday night to the sound of moving water in her Hilo backyard.

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Officials with the Department of Land and Natural Resources transferred about 2,000 rare Hawaiian snails from a mountain marsh to offices in downtown Honolulu. A staffer will spend the night and place ice around their cages in case the air conditioning goes out.

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