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Hong Kong snake encountersi

Hong Kong has more than 40 species of snake and most of them are harmless. Some, however, are highly venomous and one bite is enough to kill.

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Hong Kong has more than 50 snake species, and among the entries for the annual Hong Kong Snakes Facebook group’s photography competition were some amazing images of the reptiles.

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Organised safaris allow people to see and handle Hong Kong’s snakes, helping them overcome their fear and dispelling many long-held myths about the animals and their behaviour

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Businessman who lives in city’s countryside Sai Kung district tells of life-and-death struggle to prise 4-metre snake free. I just thought, ‘I have to get its jaws off my leg’, now-smiling Karl Davies says

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Two friends battled a three-metre python for half an hour to rescue an 18kg pet dog from its grip in the Hong Kong countryside area of Sai Kung last week.

Hong Kong's 57 indigenous species of snake, plus two species introduced from elsewhere, are surprising survivors in our built up territory, but residents need not be afraid of them, experts say.

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A lawyer told of the moment an unwelcome guest was spotted slipping into his home yesterday. The intruder was a cobra.

A pet dog has been crushed to death in front of its owner and her two young children in the second attack by a huge python in Sai Kung West Country Park in less than a fortnight.

A huge Burmese python caused a commotion yesterday afternoon at the Quarry Bay Promenade, attracting onlookers and biting the snake catcher that had come to subdue it.