Hongkonger Steve Pheby was bitten by a bamboo pit viper last September as he was walking his dog. It’s Hong Kong’s most common venomous snake. Photo: Robert Ferguson Hongkonger Steve Pheby was bitten by a bamboo pit viper last September as he was walking his dog. It’s Hong Kong’s most common venomous snake. Photo: Robert Ferguson
Hongkonger Steve Pheby was bitten by a bamboo pit viper last September as he was walking his dog. It’s Hong Kong’s most common venomous snake. Photo: Robert Ferguson

Why it pays to know your venomous snake species in Hong Kong – a snake bite victim explains

  • Hong Kong has more than 50 snake species, and eight of the land-dwelling ones have bites that can be life-threatening
  • Being able to identify the snake helped with Steve Pheby’s treatment when he was bitten by a bamboo pit viper; six days later he ran a half-marathon

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Hongkonger Steve Pheby was bitten by a bamboo pit viper last September as he was walking his dog. It’s Hong Kong’s most common venomous snake. Photo: Robert Ferguson Hongkonger Steve Pheby was bitten by a bamboo pit viper last September as he was walking his dog. It’s Hong Kong’s most common venomous snake. Photo: Robert Ferguson
Hongkonger Steve Pheby was bitten by a bamboo pit viper last September as he was walking his dog. It’s Hong Kong’s most common venomous snake. Photo: Robert Ferguson
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