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Gonglyosoma balliodeira – Orange Bellied Snake

    Gonglyosoma / Gonglyosoma balliodeira Rupert Lewis from the United Kingdom was out herping in Thailand a couple nights ago and came upon this little beauty. It’s Gonglyosoma balliodeira or possibly a subspecies. I say possibly because I can’t find any information about the snake online at all. A Google search on image and […]

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Burmese Python with Darker Color Profile

Snakes come in all different colors. Even snakes of the same species can have quite different coloration depending on region, or sometimes just living next to each other in Thailand’s wild. This is a Burmese Python sent to me by a friend. Quite dark compared to most I’ve seen here in Southern Thailand. Recently a […]

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Malayan Bridle Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

Name: Dryocalamus subannulatus. I am not 100% on this ID, it could also be a Common Bridle Snake or a Laotian Wolf Snake. Length: 70cm – measured Description: This is a thin snake the thickness of a finger. It has black blobs, that can almost be called stripes when looked at from overhead. From the side, […]

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Striped Bronzeback Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

“Dendrelaphis caudolineatus” (Striped bronzeback snake) Length: Up to about 1.5 meters. The males are a bit more red on top, and slightly thinner. Range: The Striped Bronzeback is found in southern Thailand through the Malaysian Peninsula, and to Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and the Philippines. The snake shown here was caught in Tub Kaak, Krabi […]

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Indochinese Rat Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

Ptyas korros (Indo-Chinese Rat Snake) Thais say: (ngoo sing baan) Length: Adults are just over 1 meter. Range: All over Thailand and most of Asia including: Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Malaysia, and Singapore. Habitat: Anywhere rats exist in abundance. They aren’t found on hills or […]

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Blood Python – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

Blood Python (Python brongersmai) Thais say: (ngoo lahm pad ped) Length: Average length is less than 2.5 meters max. Usually smaller than 2 meters. the one pictured here is 1.7 meters. Adult Blood Pythons typically are 137-182 cm (4.5-6 feet) long. Females are slightly longer than males. These snakes weigh 5-9 kilograms (12-20 lb). Range: […]

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Brown Kukri Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

Oligodon purpurascens (Brown Kukri Snake) Thais say: (ngoo kut ) Length: average just under 1 meter (about 37 inches) Range: All over Thailand. Brown Kukri snakes were once thought to be native to only the southernmost Thailand provinces, however J. Bulian has found one in Pattaya and there have been others discovered farther in the […]

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Sunbeam Snakes – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

Up until yesterday I’ve only seen small sunbeam snakes – about 15 inches long. They are fat and can be found under plastic or other things in muddy water, or anywhere near water. I found one small sunbeam crossing the street at night during a rain in Sisaket – so I pulled him off the […]

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Copperheaded Racer Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

The Copperheaded Racer snakes are so named because their head is copper colored. Though much of the body of this snake is also copper colored, there are also more yellow and brown color variations among this species. These snakes have no relation to the highly venomous “copperhead” snakes of America, and elsewhere. Thailand’s Copperheaded Racers […]

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Red Tailed Racer – Non-Venomous – Not Dangerous

These Red Tailed Racers are beautiful green snakes with a grey or reddish tail. They are non-venomous but big enough to give you a strong bite. These snakes live for about 15 years on average – if they don’t encounter a predator like the King cobra. Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Red Tailed Racer) Discovered by Boie in […]

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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.

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