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Guest blog from Adam Francis


  • Hong Kong is home to many venomous snakes, some dangerous some not

  • We explain the difference in this article to help the general public get more comfortable with the ‘Venomous But Not Dangerous’ bit.

We’d like to open this post by stating emphatically that no matter what you learn here no one should ever put themselves in a position where they can be bitten by a wild caught snake in Hong Kong, there’s just too many ways to confuse species and too many dangerously venomous snakes to take the risk. It’s also important to note that the points we make here are not formal scientific positions and are based instead on our research, first hand experience observing and in some cases being bitten by some of these species.

so now you know...a bit, and if you want to know more, follow this link for the full article written by Adam Francis, my co-founder of

If you have comments or questions, please go to the Facebook Page “Wildcreatures Hong Kong” (also with the same daily blog) and post them there.

Sorry, but links do not seem to work in this format, so please cut and paste this into your browser: For blogs in Chinese, search for "香港野 hong kong wildcreatures " Please also see for ID and animal information, around species are listed with photo ID, and for snakes.

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