My name is Vern Lovic (email below), I’m a snake enthusiast living in Southern Thailand. I’m interested in snakes, other reptiles, and many other wildlife species found in Thailand and across Asia. I enjoy taking photos and videos, but I don’t keep snakes.

I added some information here from a number of resources, and a lot of my own personal experience.

Note – Some information found on the pages of will be outdated, and some will be incorrect. Every effort was made to ensure factual information, but as it happens the information contained on these pages is not without error. I am in good company though because I have not found any snake resource to be infallible. If you see something wrong – feel free to let me know.

If you need a snake identified – use THIS Snake ID Form.

If you want to talk to me about a snake project, herping field trip, eco-photography trip, technical paper, or a visit to Thailand – write me at:

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Vern L.

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  1. I have snakes in my house and I don’t like them. I live near the beach in pattaya by green kind of area a lot of construction near us. Every day birds have been disapearing and I saw one on the balcony swollowing a bird and birds have been falling off trees. I was skate boarding in my house and my board went into the bush and I heard hising at me than ran and slitherd away there green and pretty small. I’m thinking its a bird pit viper but you could still get bit.

    1. Pit vipers are quick to bite yeah. I don’t know any that hiss. However, the Russell’s Viper hisses and you do NOT want to get by that deadly snake. Cheers man, Vern

  2. I do not succeed in downloading your eBook on my Windows PC and I am already registered.
    Can you help me with advice please?
    Sincere greetigns

    1. It doesn’t work for people using VPN sometimes. If you’re on that, use another computer to follow the link to download the book. I haven’t had anyone else other than VPN users tell me they couldn’t download the book. :) Good luck to you…

  3. Hi Vern, Thanks for responding regarding finding an editor for my book.

    It is a general book about travel. It’s not about sex in Thailand or anywhere else. It is a non-fiction book to motivate a person to travel, the mechanics of traveling cheaply and safely. I go into detail about diseases, drugs, things that can sting you, or worse that one may encounter. It is entitled: “Follow the Road that Awaits You. Your Extensive Guide to Intensive Travel”. It is my first book. I don’t expect tons of money to roll in from it but at 370 plus pages with no fluff or photos, I am hopeful that at least a few people will buy it. I probably will be finished writing it in about 2 weeks.

    Yes, please, I would like to contact her to see if she would be interested in editing it.

    Thanks Vern.

    Ken Anderson

    1. Wow, that’s a big book Ken, congrats on being able to persevere through writing that. Are you on Facebook at all? I think I’m at VJ Lovic. Not quite sure. lol. Let me know your facebook page and I’ll add you there. My sister is on there and can connect you with her there. If no fb, no worries. Can give her your email. Cheers man! Ok, wait here I am –

  4. Hi Vern,
    Been reading this all morning, currently on Koh Mak, one of my favourite islands,, loved vid of Golden tree snake fighting with Gecks!.. I’ve a few nice photos of those while on my travels a few years ago..
    But I’ve a question for you, it was around 7 years ago and my first trip to Koh Mak, while riding my Scooter past the power plant between the plantations I nearly ran over an appx 4 feet long dirty grey almost black snake… I slowed down as I didn’t want to run over it and was only feet away as it disapeared into the heavy grass beside the plantation.. I’ve seen many Cobras out here, all in captivity and some caught in Isan.. I’ve been told no Cobras on this island but only by a farang.. Is it possible they inhabit Koh Mak.. Thanks for reading

  5. The width of the snake was around 3/4 fingers and spotted late afternoon. It didn’t attempt to strike as head was deep in grass as I past.. Hope this helps more.
    Mike on Koh Mak

  6. Dear Team, of Thailand Snakes,
    Dear Vern,

    Thank you for your efforts and your work, I appreciate your work very much, it is very helpful. I will try to support and help you to become more recognized. Please check , you are posted there – usually we have a reach of 5-20.000 people from all over the world. I hope that many people can enjoy and value your work.

    Best regards
    Raimund Wagner
    Initiator and Manager of Volunt2Thai อาสาสมัครต่างชาติเรียนรู้วิถีชีวิตของเกษตรกรไทย NGO

  7. Impossible to download the e-book nor the pdf, I tried dozens of times again and again any possible combination. Just it doesn’t work. I have an iPhone. Is asking me to register, but I already registered months ago ! No link to download pdf. Any chance to get the pdf via email ? That would be great !

    1. Hi Francesco, Strange that you’re having a problem – we have had very few people say they could not get the download. What is asking you to register? Shouldn’t be anything. It’s an automatic process. You sign up. The email comes with a link for you to click to download. There isn’t anything that asks you over and over to sign up.

      If you have a VPN this process may not work. Turn it off, or better, use a different computer.

      There have been thousands of downloads and about 5 people who said they couldn’t get it.

      Will send to your email address anyway, I just typed this out so others will have a clue what to do if they cannot download it either.

      Cheers, Vern

  8. Hi Vern

    Last time I was in the western forest complex (Feb 15), I was walking down to a dryish river bed when I saw just the last few feet of a large snake disappear behind some boulders, next minute it came out from the other side of the boulders with head flattened and rising up in the air. Then, when the king cobra saw me it lowered back down and retreated as I did. I thought that maybe it was a female with eggs, as the body was quite fat right down to the tail.

  9. Strange you do not mention the beautiful green Whipsnake. I photographed one in my garden in Pattaya. (If interested in the photo, let me have your e-mail address)

    Best regards


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