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Golden Tree Snake Eating Tokay Gecko

The golden tree snake is one of the most commonly seen snakes in Thailand. Their favorite food appears to be tokay geckos. Here a reader, Scott Mallon, took photos and a video of this hungry snake (Chrysopelea ornata) getting ready to enjoy his favorite meal.

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Thailand Snake Photos – Striped Keelback

Here’s another submission from Paul Donatus, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is a striped keelback – nice looking snakes that we don’t see here in the south at all. I’ve seen none of them, so I think they are much more common in the northern parts of the country. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia […]

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Thailand Snake Photos – Malayan Blue Krait / Yellow Banded Krait

Though this photo was actually submitted by a guy in Borneo, Malaysia – thanks Ryzal Manan! – this Banded Krait looks exactly as one in Thailand might look so I wanted to share the image with you. This snake is quite deadly – and should be avoided at all costs. Yellow Banded Kraits and Malayan […]

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Snakes are Mating in Thailand at the Moment

Some of them are killed as they do so. Got contacted by a guy in Nonthaburi – they had 2 big rat snakes mating in their garden. They called the security guys for the housing complex who insisted these rat snakes were closely related to the cobras – and called Coconut snakes. What the hell? […]

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Snake ID Reader Submission – Green Cat Snake

Geoff Deady sent this great photo of a snake on the beach in Chumphon to have identified. I called it a Green Cat Snake. At least that’s what I called it. He said it was about a meter long and 2-3 fingers thick with a reddish tail. The coloring of the top – and light […]

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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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