A hiker came across a huge python swallowing a wild boar on a trail in Sai Kung on Friday.
The close encounter took place near Tsak Yu Wu, according to SK Shum, organiser of the Hong Kong Hiking Meetup group.
He told HKFP that it is not uncommon to spot the giant snakes in Hong Kong: “The way it looks, it must take the python a minimum of an hour to swallow the boar.”
He wisely recommended that, if encountering a snake mid-meal, it is best to “stay quiet and walk away and let the python enjoyed the prey.”
The clip attracted over 1,000 comments on Facebook, with one user writing: “The snake [is] so happy eating a big mooncake because today [is] Mid-Autumn festival.”
Another commenter wrote: “Best stay silent let the snake enjoy dinner.” The video was shared over 6,600 times.