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Thanks to Robert Abrams for permission to post these photos and story. Amazing Thailand.

King Cobra Washes Over Waterfall – Phattalung, Thailand

Thanks to Robert Abrams for permission to post these photos and story. Amazing Thailand. Click images to enlarge. Robert Abrams sent me some photos of a snake he said washed over Menora waterfall he was relaxing at, the location is about 40 km outside of Ampur Muang, Phattalung province, southern Thailand. It was none other […]

Tropidolaemus wagleri - Wagler's Pit Viper - Dangerous

Wagler’s Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

Tropidolaemus wagleri Also called: Wagler’s Pit viper; temple viper; bamboo snake; speckled pit viper. Thais say: ngoo keow took geh Length: Average length of 60 cm. Male smaller than female. Female maximum length at 100 cm. Range: Southern Thailand south of Khao Sok National Park, Suratthani province. Other countries: West Malaysia; Indonesia; Philippines. There is […]

Mangrove Pit Viper Snake - Koh Samui Thailand

Mangrove Pit Viper on Koh Samui

This photo comes from a reader that was writing postcards in her bungalow on the island of Koh Phi Phi, in Thailand’s Krabi province when she noticed a Mangrove Pit Viper (Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus)┬ánear her foot! This is not the snake you want near your foot, as they are heat-sensing, and some are known to be […]

Malayan pit viper with eggs

Couple of Vipers – Wagler’s and Malayan Pit Viper

Here are a couple photos of pit vipers from southern Thailand. These are both wicked fast biters, and I never get close enough to have one tag me. That means I never grab them by the back of the head. I’m not force-feeding them, or removing eye-caps, so I don’t get involved in touching them. […]

Deadly snake, the red headed krait from southern Thailand (Bungarus flaviceps)

Red Headed Krait – Bungarus flaviceps – Deadly

Red Headed Krait (Bungarus flaviceps) Thais say: Ngoo sam lee-um hoo-uh si dang Length: These kraits grow to 1.9 to just over 2 meters, though most found are under 2 meters. Range: In Thailand the red headed krait is only found in the southern Thailand provinces from Ratchaburi and southward. Across the globe they are […]

Gonglyosoma balliodeira – Orange Bellied Snake

22 May 2013

    Gonglyosoma / Gonglyosoma balliodeira Rupert Lewis from the United Kingdom was out herping in Thailand a couple nights ago and came upon this little beauty. It’s Gonglyosoma balliodeira or possibly a subspecies. I say possibly because I can’t find any information about the snake online at all. A Google search on image and […]

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Herping Southern Thailand – 5 Snakes + 1 Bonus

21 May 2013

Last night I got out to go herping with Anders from Denmark and Rupert from the UK. We went to the usual spot, I arrived at 6:20pm. As I was pulling into the parking lot I saw a small (30cm) bronzeback snake coming across the dirt road. I slowed, stopped and jumped out with a […]

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Thailand Snakes Facebook Page – Join Us Over There

23 April 2013

We have a Thailand Snakes Facebook page now. We created the page to make it easier for people to join and post photos and videos, articles that related to Thailand snakes. We have 128 members, but a lot of people in the old Thailand Snakes Forum – are not over there yet. Here is the […]

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Thailand Snake Stories

22 April 2013

Not a new ebook, sorry to say, but just going back and forth with a guy that worked in Thailand a long time ago and wanted to share a couple stories with me. I shared one back. Thought I’d share it with you all. Thanks to Ray for letting me post his emails. His 1st […]

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New Snake for Thailand, or New Species Found!

20 April 2013

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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Thailand Snakes Forum – at Facebook

06 March 2013

Maintaining a separate FORUM for Thailand Snakes has become too much of a time-suck. Forum members couldn’t even post photos of snakes they found in Thailand. I decided to move everything to Facebook. Most people are on it already, and they have a VERY easy system for uploading photos, videos, or posting comments on anything […]

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Blue Necked Keelback Envenomation

28 February 2013

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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Herping with Rupert Lewis

28 February 2013

Yesterday it rained a bit, and had been raining the previous few days. That would be good for snakes, I thought. It was set to be a near-full moon night, and that wasn’t so great for snakes, but I was eager to get back out to see what I could find. The last time I […]

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Paradise Tree Snake – Chrysopelea paradisi

26 February 2013

Here is a lovely shot of a Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) taken in Khao Lak, Thailand in a coconut grove by a reader, Brett Ramsay. Brett was kind enough to let us publish it here. The paradise tree snake is virtually the same as the Golden Tree Snake, but there are distinct red or […]

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Thailand Snakes at Facebook

21 February 2013

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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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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