Police boarded a boat off Tuen Mun yesterday and seized 320 endangered snakes, apparently bound for dining tables on the mainland.
But the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said they would have to be destroyed.Wednesday, 21 November, 2007, 12:00am
Daniel Chopra wants to forget about snakes and concentrate on ladders instead. The Swede had a close encounter with a snake during last year's event and made sure he stayed out of the trees during his four-under 66 yesterday. 'I remember the incident with the snake last year and have kept away from the trees pretty much so far this year,' he said.16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Crackdown on mobile phones to cost marks
Students found with mobile phones, personal digital assistants, pagers or MP3 players switched on during an exam (eg-zam) will lose all grades in all subjects, it was revealed with the release of the Handbook for Candidates sitting exams in 2007.
(SCMP, March 17, 2007)3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Wildlife officials feted this month for rescuing 2,400 snakes from being smuggled to Hong Kong are now under fire - after quietly auctioning them for consumption in Malaysian restaurants instead.
The live banded rat snakes, originally from Thailand, had been intercepted as they passed through Penang airport.23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
The haunting sound of the been, a gourd-like instrument played by Indian snake charmers, reverberated on Sunday through the plush auditorium of the Habitat Centre, a cultural venue frequented by the elite.19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Tales of huge Burmese pythons swallowing cows and even sleeping children abound - but in most cases the stories turn out to be a myth or exaggeration rather than fact.9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
FYI: Are Hong Kong's snakes the slippery characters they seem?
Many people dislike or fear snakes. Others grow up believing snakes are nasty, slimy, sneaky and evil things. In reality, they are just misunderstood.4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Visitors to Thailand are often overwhelmed by the choice of tourist diversions, particularly in popular destinations like Chiang Mai. Floating markets, ancient temples and traditional dances compete for tourists and their dollars.24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Lost is not just a hit TV series. It's something Yossi Ghinsberg lived through. As a young man, he survived 20 days alone in the Amazon after separating from his friends and that remarkable tale is now chronicled in one episode of a new Discovery Channel series, I Shouldn't Be Alive, which debuts tonight.20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
I live in Perth and respond to emergency calls when someone finds a snake in their house or garden. I don't get any money for doing it, but luckily my wife works. Catching snakes is not a nine-to-five job. I can get calls at anytime of the day or night and the busiest times are around sunrise and early evening.3 Oct 2004 - 12:00am