Over at Mui Wo I was lucky to meet my first Copperhead racer snake. Alerted by our neighbor who was franticly ringing our doorbell . I eventually worked out what was wrong when the snake made a dash for freedom by zooming off towards the undergrowth from its hiding place behind the plant pots. I guess it was between 1 and 1.5m long and its markings were clear and bright. The dark stripes down its sides were in high contrast to its lighter shade skin. Although not venomous the snake is known to be quick to strike out in defense. The photo below is not the actual snake but lifted from the internet.