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Python captured at Waglan Island-HK Daily Press-20-09-1940

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Python captured at Waglan Island-HK Daily Press-20-09-1940
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It seems to be a remarkable find considering how far Waglan Island is from the mainland.

Are python’s salt-water, open-sea swimmers?

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, September 20, 1940

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I recall an uninhabited island off Ceylon, familiarly known as "Snake Island", where snakes were regularly taken to be dumped, as the Buddhist religion forbids the killing of creatures. I don't know if Chinese Buddhists adhered to this rule so strictly, but maybe Waglan island was sometimes used for the same purpose.