Snake Day in Discovery Bay
- Written by arounddb, June 2017
DB residents were treated to a fascinating talk on Sunday June 11, as local snake expert William Sargent came to Hemingway's to share his knowledge of Hong Kong's slippery friends.
During the presentation, William talked about the different types of snake in Hong Kong (did you know that there are approximately 55 different species living here?!) and explained how to identify each one. He also shared lots of useful tips, including how to recognise which snakes are venomous, and how to avoid being bitten (top tip - look where you are putting your hands!).
After the presentation, the audience had the opportunity to see a number of different snakes that William had caught for the event, and to hold one of six greater greens that he had brought along.
The sell-out event was a hit with both kids and adults alike and helped reassure a lot of people that Hong Kong's snakes aren't so scary after all!
For more photos from the event, check out our online gallery.