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Keeled Rat Snake – Ptyas carinata – Not Dangerous

Keeled Rat Snake (Ptyas carinatus / carinata) Thais say: Ngoo noo Length: These snakes can reach almost 4 meters in length, though they are much more common at the 2 meter length. Range: In Thailand the keeled rat snake is found all over the country. I have found them in Krabi, Surat, and the Sisaket province, near Ubon […]

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Snake Bite – Red-Necked Keelback – Rhabdophis subminiatus

A couple months back I received an email from a concerned father whose son was bitten by a red-necked keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus) he had found in their neighbor’s garden. “My son is suffering from non clotting, severe swelling, and paralysis and is now in ICU, where his vital and neuro signs are ok, but blood […]

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Dog-Toothed Cat Snake – Boiga Cynodon Photos

Two photos of one of my favorite of all Thailand snakes – the dog-toothed cat snake. These are the longest of the cat snakes and get nearly 3 meters in length. They have a strange shaped head, as most cat snakes – and some would swear it was a viper. Many Thais see the triangle […]

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Striped Bronzeback Snake – Thailand – Dendrelaphis caudolineatus

I had a juvenile striped bronzeback a little while back – video here. These are fast, tree climbing snakes that are active during the daytime and are frequently found in residential areas. They love frogs and lizards, from what I’ve seen them eat. These snakes are exceptionally beautiful. They are rather nervous – meaning, they […]

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Golden Tree Snake – Chrysopelea ornata ornatissima – Common in Thailand

These are like the road runner of snakes – they are super fast, thin, and agile. They can climb trees and bushes faster than any other snake I’ve seen, and they are wicked fast on the strike. Yesterday I saw one strike so fast I couldn’t see it. That’s fast. These are very common snakes […]

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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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Red Necked Keelback Caught on a Night Herping Trip

Just a pic – wanted to share this Thailand snake before I forgot…. Rhabdophis subminiatus, Red-necked keelback. Venomous and dangerous. A boy, 12 yrs old, in Phuket, Thailand was in the Bangkok hospital for 2 weeks after a bite from this snake. The venom specifically attacks the kidneys. Once thought to be harmless – these […]

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Thailand Snake Journal – Found Rare Keel-Bellied Vine Snake (Dryophiops rubescens)

Found another one of these whip snakes – they are supposed to be either red or brown… I guess this could be called brown. The head is more brown. The neck and up to the stomach is silver… with some black patches… and then the tail is reddish brown. It could well be the red […]

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Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) – Mildly Venomous – Not Dangerous

These are great snakes for a couple of reasons. Number 1 – their colors. This snake looks like Christmas – right? Amazing oranges, greens, and blacks assault your senses. Number 2? They fly. They glide very far when they jump from a high vantage point. They can glide dozens of meters – and probably more, […]

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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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