While editing an article not so long ago, I was flabbergasted by a throwaway comment made by the writer about his never having seen an animal in Hong Kong besides the racehorses that get raced competitively over here. For aside from the dogs and cats that a surprisingly large number of Hong Kongers -- even small apartment-dwelling ones -- own, I've seen my share of wild critters while out hiking in the Big Lychee's countryside. This being said, some of the more interesting and faster creatures spotted (e.g., scary snakes; some really beautiful butterflies!) admittedly have been too difficult to photograph.
Fortunately, there have been plenty of other wild things about that are not so animate and thus easier to photograph. Oh, and post going through one Nature Diary and book on wild flowers in Hong Kong, I've still not been able to identify that whose photos grace this Photo Hunt entry. So should anyone be able to tell me what they are, I'd be grateful! :)