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

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, … Continue reading Recent Snake Bites in Thailand – King Cobra and Malayan Pit Viper

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 … Continue reading Wagler’s Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

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)┬ánear her foot! This is not the snake you want near your foot, as they are heat-sensing, and some are known to be … Continue reading Mangrove Pit Viper on Koh Samui

Couple of Vipers – Wagler’s and Malayan Pit Viper

Here are a couple photos of pit vipers from southern Thailand. These are both wicked fast biters, and I never get close enough to have one tag me. That means I never grab them by the back of the head. I’m not force-feeding them, or removing eye-caps, so I don’t get involved in touching them. … Continue reading Couple of Vipers – Wagler’s and Malayan Pit Viper

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 … Continue reading Indo-Malayan Mountain Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

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 … Continue reading Thailand Snake Photos – Green Pit Viper

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 … Continue reading Mangrove Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

Thailand Snake Photos – Malayan Pit Viper

This lovely 1 meter long Malayan Pit Viper was submitted by a reader of Thailand Snakes (.com), John Helm in Jomtien Beach, near Pattaya, Thailand. The photo was taken on 3/7/11. John moved the snake from his patio over a wall separating his house from some heavy bush. These snakes appear to be lazy, or … Continue reading Thailand Snake Photos – Malayan Pit Viper