Angler's Beach in Sham Tseng, the New Territories Photo: LCSD, AFCD

A two-meter-long python was found on a beach at Sham Tseng in the New Territories on Tuesday.

Police received at 5pm a call from a lifeguard that a snake was found on Angler’s Beach near the 13 milestone on Castle Peak Road, HK01.com reported.

The lifeguard used a stick to coax the snake, a two-meter-long python, into a plastic water bucket before the police and snake catcher arrived.

The python was later sent to Tsuen Wan Police Station before sending to Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden for a further checkup.

The farm will determine whether it is suitable to release the python back to nature or not.

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