The area in Kowloon Bay where the snake was seen. Photo: Google Maps, iStockphoto

A snake about 1.8 meters long was spotted in downtown Kowloon Bay on Monday afternoon, but disappeared before police and a snake catcher arrived. At 1pm, a man alerted police that a snake was in some bushes outside Zero Carbon World, an exhibition and education center for zero carbon building design and technologies, the Oriental Daily reported.

The snake was about 1.8 meters long but the species was not known. However, by the time police and a snake catcher arrived, the snake could not be found. Because of the recent warm and humid weather in Hong Kong, it is believed snakes have come out in search of food.

Meanwhile, Monday marked the day of ‘Jing Zhe’, which literally means the awakening of insects on the Chinese Lunar calendar.

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