Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shares photo of endangered snake species along Upper Peirce Reservoir trail

SINGAPORE- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday shared a photo of a "beautiful little fellow" he saw while he was at Upper Peirce Reservoir on Sunday evening.

"I actually walked past without seeing it, but my sharp-eyed SOs spotted it. I went right up close to take some photos. My SOs (Security Officers) were very nervous, but the snake did not mind at all!" he wrote.

He ended the post saying: "Maybe I was lucky because it is my third anniversary on FB!" and used the hashtag #justforfun.

 

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Met this beautiful little fellow at Upper Peirce Reservoir yesterday evening. It was lying perfectly still in the middle...

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Monday, April 20, 2015

He explained that he found out from NParks that the black-headed collar snake, an endangered species, is non-venomous and "seldom encountered because of its shy nature".

Earlier this month, PM Lee contributed a picture of Upper Pierce Reservoir Park to the SG Heart Map project. The SG Heart Map is a collective map of places in Singapore that are meaningful and special to Singaporeans.

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