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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:45 am 
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Harry's photo above also made it into an SCMP story:

http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1301126/10ft-long-python-greets-lamma-ferry-passengers

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Who is this guy? Slender, about 1 m long (I am an engineer); did not respond to scratching behind the ear...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:49 am 
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Looks like our non-venomous friend the copperhead racer Coelognathus radiatus. To get it to respond to the ear scratching thing you are supposed to give it a kiss and say 'who's a pretty boy, then?'


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Bright green one on path to Tai Peng this evening. About 2.5-3ft long. Guess it was either Greater green snake or Bamboo pit viper. I possibly shouldn't have skipped so close to get past it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:23 pm 
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Gorgeous python spotted on the path this afternoon between Pak Kok and Nga Kau Wan. He/she looked about to cross the path, but gave up when we came along. Treated us to a petulant hiss before ceding the right of way and slithering back into the woods.

Would estimate 10-12 feet in length and at least 6 inches diameter. Not a small potato! Couldn't get a good head shot through the foliage, but here're a couple of body shots:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:24 am 
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WILDLIFE OF THE WEEK - 14/09/10:
Community Garden Visitor - by Howard Sheard


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:02 am 
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A pretty rare Wolf Snake by Mary McBain:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:02 pm 
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Wow! Where was that taken? :o


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:04 pm 
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I've asked her...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Tai Long Wan Village, South Lantau

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A ways away then... Thank you :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:56 am 
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Wolf snakes have been spotted on Lamma as well, but they seem to be very rare.

We've got at least a dozen different species thriving here and it would be interesting to get a list and pictures.
Anybody? Zep? Howard? ;-)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:21 am 
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A fine photo from the garden of HK Dog Rescue's Sally Andersen, an Indo-Chinese Rat Snake.
A Lamma Wildlife Photo of the Week, a first for Sally, I believe, as her many great pet photos do not qualify as "wildlife".

Should we have a Lamma Pet of the Week?
We might get flooded with photos...
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Here's a great guide to HK's reptiles (lizards, snakes, turtles, etc.):
http://www.biosch.hku.hk/ecology/hkreptiles/index.html


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:41 pm 
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Snake spotted in Yung Shue Long New Village today. Length I'd guess at about 2m but quite thin.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:42 pm 
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Spotted by you today?
I thought that you'd left Lamma like... decades ago?

Just visiting or, like many ex-Lammaites, moving back here?

P. S. Is your brain still fried? . ;~}

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:28 pm 
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Brain is still fried but yes it was spotted today. Yes I live here for several months each year and have a flat here. I'm now homeless in the UK. Do like to spot the occasional snake and saw a Red Mountain Racer snake up Ma On Shan recently.

http://www.biosch.hku.hk/ecology/hkreptiles/snake/Oreocryptophis_porphyracea_nigrofasciata.html

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Rat Snake @ Pak Kok ~ by Enid Tsui


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Cat Snake in Tai Peng ~ by Ed Williams

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Not really "wildlife" category


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"Wildlife" includes flora and fauna, dead or alive or dead like this unfortunate Wolf Snake.
Your amazing macro shots of dry, dead leaves and similar also qualify. ;-)

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