Date
22 September 2017
The anaconda is about three meters long and seven inches in diameter. It's thought to be about 50 years old. Photos: tvb.com
The anaconda is about three meters long and seven inches in diameter. It's thought to be about 50 years old. Photos: tvb.com

Three-meter anaconda caught in Tsuen Wan

A three-meter Anaconda has been caught on a roadside in Castle Peak Road.

The snake was spotted around 1 a.m. on Wednesday near Ting Kau Village in Tsuen Wan, TVB News reports.

A snake expert was summoned by the police to the scene.  

It took several people to capture the anaconda from a catchwater, tie it up and carry it away.

The snake is about seven inches in diameter. 

According to hk01.com, the left lane of the road had to be closed temporarily while the snake catcher went to work.

The snake was taken to the Kadoorie Farm in Tai Po.

The snake expert, surnamed Hoi, said he has never seen an anaconda as big in his 30-year career.

He said the snake is a female Burmese anaconda and could be about 50 years old.

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