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A real discovery about snakes

For all those out there whose skin doesn't crawl when they see slinky, scaly, deadly snakes, then an upcoming television special is just the thing for you.

Friday, 8 February, 2002, 12:00am

Snake fear closes Discovery Bay kindergarten

A giant snake, thought to be a deadly king cobra, has forced a Discovery Bay kindergarten to close while experts try to block its return.

The snake may have been driven from its natural home by heavy rain.

Students at the Discovery Mind kindergarten in Coastline Villa were evacuated on Tuesday after a teacher saw the snake disappearing into the roof of a toilet.

8 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Snake in police chief's home

A 1.2-metre long snake was found inside the house of Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui at Magazine Gap Road at 10am yesterday.

A snake expert was called. The species was not identified, but was not poisonous, police said. It has been handed to Kadoorie Experimental Farm.

7 May 2001 - 12:00am

Click and win

The winners of SCMP.com and totallyHK.com's Year of the Snake competitions line up to collect their prize. Jaycee Koo (second from left) won the Grand Prize of 60,000 Asia Miles while James Bishop (left) and Catherine Cheng (far right) both won 45,000 Asia Miles. Amanda Au collected a voucher for a banquet for 12 at Shang Palace, Kowloon Shangri-La, on behalf of her boss, Hsu Yuen-ming.

16 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Snake fails to scale culinary heights

The Year of the Snake slithered into Shanghai last week, whetting appetites and tempting the city's cautious middle classes to fork out some hard-earned cash for a taste of the dish.

Local eateries reported brisk business, particularly at Spring Festival dinners, when thousands of snakes were boiled, fried, steamed and munched.

3 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Year of the Snake to uncoil with array of changes

QUITE A FEW Macau residents seem wary about their SAR's prospects in the new lunar year, which starts on Wednesday.

The Year of the Snake has traditionally been associated with helter-skelter changes and chaos created by serpentine characters.

20 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Meditative art

Smooth - Prayer For The Year Of The Snake: Calligrapher David Chan has done in-depth research into the meaning of the Chinese Year of the Snake, and has painted the character for 'smooth' hundreds of times as a form of prayer (Chinese people believe that the snake represents smoothness). 10am-9pm Monday-Saturday; 11am-7pm Sunday and public holidays. J Gallery, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Central.

15 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Victory for chickens

Sydney: Anthony Brain, who tried to turn his snake farm in the Australian state of Tasmania into a tourist attraction by feeding live chickens at mealtimes, was convicted of cruelty.

14 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Sea snakes pose danger for careless swimmers

Snakes are known to be land animals but they can also be found in the sea. Have you ever gone diving or snorkelling in Hong Kong and come across a swimming snake in the sea? Snakes swimming in the sea are sea snakes.

18 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Snakes alive

Five endangered live cobras were smuggled into the SAR from Shenzhen by a woman, 46. They were handed over to the Agricultural and Fisheries Department for further investigation.

26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am