There are 52 different snake species in Hong Kong, and here we set out to identify the most common dangerous and venomous species in a step by step guide.
HOW MANY KINDS OF VENOMOUS AND DEADLY SNAKES ARE THRE IN HONG KONG?
Six land species can inflict life endangering bites: the Banded Krait, Many Banded Krait, Chinese Cobra, King Cobra, Coral Snake, and the Red Neck Keelback. The two other venomous snakes - both pit vipers, the White-Lipped and Mountain Pit Viper - have bites that can cause extreme pain and swelling. Six other snakes have venom fangs at the back of the jaw, but are not known to produce much reaction in humans. The Common Rat Snake and the Burmese Python are not venomous, but do get very large, and their teeth can cause nasty cuts and gashes.
FOLLOW THE QUESTIONS BELOW TO HELP ID DANGEROUS SNAKES IN HONG KONG
QUESTION 1: IS IT BRIGHT GREEN?
There are two bright green snakes in Hong Kong; One is the venomous White Lipped or Bamboo Pit Viper, the other is the harmless Greater Green Snake. Telling the difference:
Have a good look at the head and neck.