An HKFP reader has spotted a large python consuming a barking deer in the forest near Tsuen Wan.

The clip – shot this week during a hike – shows what appears to be a Burmese python constricting the deer in the nearby forest.

Burmese pythons can be found across Hong Kong. Whilst smaller ones eat mice, birds and eggs, larger pythons can consume goats, deer and wild boar.

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In a similarly graphic clip shared last September, a python was filmed feasting upon a boar in Sai Kung

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