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07 June 2014

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Banded Krait - Bungarus fasciatus - Deadly

Thailand Snakes Overview Video

26 March 2014

Here is some general information about snakes in Thailand to put your mind at ease about the danger of the venomous snakes in the country. There is little to be afraid of if you are coming to visit Thailand for a few days, even a month. You are not likely to see any snakes at […]

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King Cobra - Worst Snake to be Bitten By in Thailand. Death can occur in 10 minutes.

King Cobra – Largest Venomous Snake in World

08 February 2010

Ophiophagus hannah (Thailand King Cobra) Thais say:┬áThai language sounds like Ngoo how chang, or ngoo chong ahng. There are many names for this snake. Length: Max length about 5.8 meters. The presenter at the Saovabha Snake Farm in Bangkok said the largest king was caught in Nakhon si Thammarat in Thailand’s south, near Surat Thani […]

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Cave snake - Ridleys Racer - Othriophis taeniurus ridleyi - Thailand

Ridley’s Racer – Cave Snake – Not Venomous

05 February 2010

Othriophis taeniurus ridleyi (Ridley’s Racer) Length: up to 2.5 meters. I have caught 5 of these, all of them under 2.25 meters. Range: Chumpon, Thailand, south to border of Thailand-Malaysia Habitat: Usually caves, though at times found outside caves. Recently I found a number of them in a bungalow at a nature resort and an […]

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Brown spotted viper (beautiful viper) - Trimeresurus venustus

Brown-Spotted Green Pit Viper – Venomous – Mildly Dangerous

05 February 2010

Cryptelytrops venustus previously Trimeresurus venustus – (Brown-spotted Green Pit Viper, Beautiful Pit Viper) Length: average 40-70 cm Range: Chumpon to Krabi Province in Thailand. I have found them in Krabi and Surat Thani provinces. Notes: I found this one in the picture on a small hill at a Buddhist temple on a hill next to […]

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Calloselasma rhodostema, Malayan Pit Viper. Deadly venomous snake from Thailand.

Malayan Pit Viper – Venomous – Very Dangerous

01 February 2010

Calloselasma rhodostoma (Malayan Pit Viper, Malaysian Pit Viper) Thais say: Ngoo gap pa Length: Less than 1 meter. Female Malayan Pit Vipers are the larger and fatter snakes. Males of the species don’t make it to 1 meter long. Range: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Java, Sumatra, Malaysia, Vietnam, Burma, and China. Notes: These vipers are distant […]

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Red necked keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus) is now classified as a deadly venomous snake.

Red Necked Keelback – Venomous – Dangerous

01 February 2010

Rhabdophis subminiatus (Red-Necked Keelback Snake) Thai: (ngoo lay sab ko dang) Length: Up to 130 cm (1.3 meters). Usually smaller than 1 meter. Range: Thailand and southeast Asia. Notes: These snakes are commonly found near water, lakes, ponds, and in gardens. Recently a friend had one in his swimming pool in Krabi town, southern Thailand. […]

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Snake Database Research Project

11 November 2014

I’ve considered, on a couple of different occasions, creating a large database of snakes in Asia that could be used as a reference tool for anyone that wanted to join (free). I was thinking, start with Thailand snakes first. The data on each snake would be as comprehensive as possible. At the moment there are […]

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Recent Snake Bites in Thailand – King Cobra and Malayan Pit Viper

15 April 2014

Here’s a bit of news out of Krabi province. Just in the last month I’ve come across two people that were bitten by two of the worst snakes in the country, in all of the world really. The first case was almost expected. I mean, you work with deadly snakes everyday, multiple times each day, […]

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Thailand Herping Report by David Frohlich (Acrochordus granulatus)

25 March 2014

Thailand Herping Report by David Frohlich (Acrochordus granulatus) I decided to go herping in a mangrove forest near Pranburi, Thailand with a friend of mine, George. We arrived there at about 8:00 p.m. The weather during March was warm and the sky was clear. Surprisingly not many insects were calling. We found 3 Long-nosed Vine […]

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Found Another New Snake – Not Yet Classified – Possible New Discovery

28 November 2013

I was getting in one of my mountain climbing workouts and on the dead tree next to me was a small (50cm) dark green snake coming out of a hole where it looked like termites were munching wood. He was head down and just gliding slowly down the vertical trunk of the tree. I ripped […]

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Two Adult Tokay Geckos Fight Off a Golden Tree Snake

28 November 2013

Awesome snake video – so glad these Thai ladies caught this in action. I’d never have guessed the one gecko that was free would go attack the snake. These snakes are notorious for eating these big Tokay geckos. I’d say Tokays are their favorite food.

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50+ Cobras in a Thailand House (Video)

05 November 2013

Here’s a video I did about finding a bunch of juvenile cobras at a friend’s house not far from mine. He lives closer to the beach and cobras like that a lot. He says he say about 3 of them, but I find over 50 in his place. He has found snakes before, but nothing […]

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King Cobra Washes Over Waterfall – Phattalung, Thailand

08 August 2013

Thanks to Robert Abrams for permission to post these photos and story. Amazing Thailand. Click images to enlarge. Robert Abrams sent me some photos of a snake he said washed over Menora waterfall he was relaxing at, the location is about 40 km outside of Ampur Muang, Phattalung province, southern Thailand. It was none other […]

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Are Thailand Snakes Dangerous to Visitors?

03 August 2013

I often receive email from people that are deathly afraid of venomous and other snakes in Thailand. Some people refuse to visit the country after finding a website like They get the idea that snakes are rampant all over Thailand and that they are unavoidable. The truth is much different. You are not likely […]

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Welcome to Thailand Snakes…

Thailand has 200+ snake species with over 60 of them - venomous. I created this site as a way to educate Thais and visitors to Thailand about snakes. Many people kill the snakes they see in Thailand, while in many cases - they are non-venomous and completely harmless. With this site I hope to give people a better idea what is harmful and what isn't.

Browse the many snake photos and videos here so you can identify snakes you see on your porch, in your bed, or underfoot.

If you have been bitten by a snake - go to a hospital FIRST. Don't waste time looking it up on the internet. With some snakes you need to have medical help as fast as possible. With others you have some time. I know a Thai man whose brother died in less than 10 minutes from a snake bite.

There are venomous (some say 'poisonous' erroneously) snakes everywhere in Thailand. Friends have had cobras in their kitchen, and others had kraits in the garage. Vipers love bushes and trees near water and walkways.

Bookmark this site so you can quickly identify snakes you have seen. Notice the variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes in Thailand - and realize that they come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns.

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