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Thailand Snakes at Facebook

I decided to create a Facebook group for Thailand snakes. It is just much easier to get photos up there, and since I haven’t put together a photo database of venomous and non-venomous snakes, I will do it over there because it’s so fast. Go check it out and “Like” it to join the page […]

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Unidentified Snake

A woman sent me this photo of a snake she said they found on an island in Thailand. Apparently the snake found them, it dropped out of a tree and landed on one of them. Another friend threw it off into the tree. I don’t recognize the snake. It almost looks like a krait, but […]

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New Thailand Snake Species – Trimeresurus (Popeia) phuketensis

I was at the Queen Saovabha Snake Farm in Bangkok (the Red Cross Snake Farm) on Sunday and was talking to the snake guy that does the presentation in English on various Thailand snakes. He mentioned that a new snake species was described from Phuket called the Trimeresurus phuketensis. Wow, how cool was that? He […]

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Identify this Unique Thailand Lampshade

Funny seeing this today upon entering one of the cages. Can you identify what it is around the lamp shade?

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Thailand Snake Identification Requests Way Down

The snake ID link on the right side column of this site is for anyone that wants to find out what snake they saw in Thailand during their stay. Sometimes I can figure out what snake it is by the information given, and sometimes (usually) it’s a guess between a few different snakes. I’m not […]

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Help Me Identify This Snake – Oligodon Genus? Species?

I sent photos of a snake just like this one to a couple biologists about 5 months back. Nobody could tell me what it was, based on appearance. A couple guys that have found new species in this area have said it is, without a doubt, from the Oligodon genus. They asked that I do […]

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New Snake Species, or New to Thailand?

I found another of these snakes today. They are quite hard to categorize. I’ll do scale counts tomorrow and see what I get. Previously I got 15-15-15 on the other I caught from the same area. This one I pulled out slowly from a hole he was half-buried in. We were up about 200 meters […]

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Are There MANY Snakes in Thailand?

I just went back and counted up how many times people in Thailand submitted a Snake ID request through the form on the right side column link. 478 times in 10 months. That’s a lot of people seeing snakes, but really is just a tiny fraction of everyone that sees snakes in Thailand. Some don’t […]

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300+ Snakes Identified at Thailand Snakes (.com)

In a way, I’m getting hammered with requests to identify snakes in Thailand. I think someone has to do it, and I’m glad I can help. I’m sure I’m wrong occasionally, but, for the most part the snakes are easy to identify from photos sent to my email account. If you don’t have a photo […]

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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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Welcome to Thailand Snakes…

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.

Bookmark this site so you can quickly identify snakes you have seen. Notice the variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes in Thailand - and realize that they come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns.

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