Tropidolaemus wagleri - Wagler's Pit Viper - Dangerous

Wagler’s Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

Tropidolaemus wagleri Also called: Wagler’s Pit viper; temple viper; bamboo snake; speckled pit viper. Thais say: ngoo keow took geh Length: Average length of 60 cm. Male smaller than female. Female maximum length at 100 cm. Range: Southern Thailand south of Khao Sok National Park, Suratthani province. Other countries: West Malaysia; Indonesia; Philippines. There is […]

Mangrove Pit Viper Snake - Koh Samui Thailand

Mangrove Pit Viper on Koh Samui

This photo comes from a reader that was writing postcards in her bungalow on the island of Koh Phi Phi, in Thailand’s Krabi province when she noticed a Mangrove Pit Viper (Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus)¬†near her foot! This is not the snake you want near your foot, as they are heat-sensing, and some are known to be […]

Indo-Malayan Mountain Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

[Photo credit and 2011 Copyright – Stewart King, used with permission.] Name: Indo-Malayan Mountain Pit Viper, Mountain Pit Viper, Blotched Pit Viper, Mountain Iron-head Snake, Chinese Mountain Pit Viper Sci Name: Ovophis monticola convictus Length: Males are about 1/2 meter and females are typically just over 1 meter. Description: Short stubby snakes with large (in […]

Thailand Snake Photos – Green Pit Viper

A reader, Jeremy Gatten, sent this photo (used with permission) of a green pit viper he found one night while looking for owls near Wat Tham Pha Plong near Chiang Dao in Thailand’s north. I was thinking it was. He had squatted down to rest and heard a little rustle in the brush – and […]

Mangrove Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus (Mangrove Pit Viper, also known as mangrove viper, shore pit viper, purple-spotted pit viper, shore pitviper. Thais Say: Ngoo pang ka Length: Males grow to about 60cm and females to 90 cm on average. Habitat: Usually near water and very wet areas. However, recently one was found on a sidewalk by a bungalow […]