One-meter-long snake found in Tai Po village house
Florence Lau, who had just finished showering when she saw the reptile, said it had probably been washed down from the hills by heavy rains
A woman spotted a meter-long-snake in her bathroom in a village house in Tai Po, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, after she had finished showering on Wednesday.
At about 9pm, the woman said in a post on Facebook that she had found a one-meter-long snake leaning against the wall in her bathroom when she was about to grab a towel after a shower.
She said she put on her clothes very slowly to avoid provoking the snake and then rushed out the bathroom. She alerted her family about what she had seen in the bathroom.
They called the police, and a snake expert came later to take away the reptile, which was believed to be a Taiwan Kukri Snake, or Oligodon formosanus. No one was injured.
Lau said she had been living in the village house for more than 10 years and had never had such an encounter before.
Lau said she suspected that the animal was washed down from the hill into the drainage system by heavy rains on Wednesday.
Netizens praised Lau for her braveness and calmness during the incident.