There are more than 200 species of snake in Thailand, with maybe as many as 100 being venomous (some say ‘poisonous’) and some of those, quite deadly.

This site will help you figure out which snakes are dangerous to you and which are harmless.

Your first action upon being bitten by a snake you are not 100% sure of – is to rush to the hospital. There are enough venomous snakes in Thailand that can kill you that it makes sense to immediately go to the hospital for possible treatment. Identifying the snake is crucial  because each treatment is highly specific and requires a good ID of the snake that bit you.

To identify a snake pay particular attention to:

1. Color
2. Size – length and thickness – compare to your finger, wrist for thickness.
3. Patterns of color or geometric patterns.
4. Size of head compared to neck… is head MUCH bigger or just about same size as neck?
5. Where you were exactly when you found it – in jungle? Swimming?

At the hospital they’ll sort it out – and hopefully have photos you can choose from.

Don’t be afraid to go to the hospital for ANY snakebite because you’ll probably want to get a tetanus shot if you’re not up to date. The fangs of snakes can bite deeply into the tissue, and require Tetanus shots.

The bite from a baby king cobra or monocled cobra can kill you in less than an hour. A good bite in 10 minutes. Rush to the hospital.

All images on this site are Copyrighted 2009 by A. Buasi. You may not use any photo here for any reason, without asking permission first by sending email to: info@thailandsnakes.com.

All written content by Vern Lovic, Google+, unless specified otherwise. Contact at the email above, or Google+.

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  1. I live in Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakarn. I live on a compound with many houses around. There is a large canal outside our driveway. It is still tropical and near the rivers edge. This last rain session brought out some snakes in our garden/noodleshop. I collected and released a 6 inch green/chinese viper. Heart shaped head and tip od tail had brown. The next day I got a (I think) a 6 inch phython. Head and body match. I took a photo of that one but do not know where or how to identify. I’m an ole Virginia mountain boy (55) and know the rules of the road with snakes. I rock climbed in California for 16 years and met a few wonderful snakes. Please let me know how I can get this snake identified. Thanks….Khun Jeffrey

    1. Hi Jeffrey, I replied to you by email. For anyone else that would like to have a snake identified please write: Thaipulse@gmail.com and I’ll answer ASAP. Try to describe thickness – finger, arm, etc; length; coloring; patterns; where you found it; what it was eating – if anything. All of this helps… as does your location – tell me what province. Thanks!

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