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New Snake for Thailand, or New Species Found!

I found a snake that appears to have never been found in Thailand before today on my hike at a nearby mountain in Thailand. Time: 12:10 PM, 4/20/2013 Location: Ngorn Nak Mountain, in Tub Kaak, Krabi province, Thailand. Elevation: ~ 400 meters. Weather: 34C. Bright sunshine, though the area the snake was in was shaded […]

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Blue Necked Keelback Envenomation

This is a snake found in deep southern Thailand that I’ve not written anything about, but some conversation last night reminded me to put something about online as a warning to others that might encounter or even keep this snake in captivity. The Blue-Necked Keelback, Macropisthodon rhodomelas is a small colubrid snake that looks innocuous […]

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Thailand Snakes 2013

Well, 2012 was a great year for herping, and I found a lot of snakes to add to the list of new species I’ve seen. I enjoyed the year quite a bit, and I was able to get out during the day a lot more than I have previously. I have to say, the daytime […]

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Banded Kraits Mating Through a Net Fence in Udonthani, Thailand

I was going to wait until I had time to post this, but I just can’t – I’m too excited to show it to you all. This was sent to me by John Oles from Udonthani, Thailand. Instead of retell the story, I’ll post what he sent to me: I live 18km outside of the […]

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Ptyas carinata Eyecap Successfully Removed

The Ptyas carinata (keeled rat snake) I caught on the mountain last night had an eyecap that was lodged in the eye-socket and not coming out anytime soon. I’d never removed one before, but, having watched some video about it – I thought I’d give it a try. What Are Snake Eye Caps? Snakes have […]

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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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Snake Poll – Which is Thailand’s Most Common Snake?

There are some snakes that I see often – and you probably do too if you live here, or visit often and see a lot of snakes in Thailand. I wonder which is the most common snake – there are a few that I often see. Which do you see the most?

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Thailand Snake Note – Calling Thailand Herpetologists & Snake Enthusiasts

If you have an interest in the snakes of Thailand I’d love to hear from you. This site just started a few months ago, but already it is generating a lot of interest around the subject of Thailand snakes. I have a couple of ideas in mind for creating jobs in Thailand for local Thais […]

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Venomous Snake Bite Survey

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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.

Email - info@thailandsnakes.com

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