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 in elevation on a limestone hill.

Oligodon _______ (my other page on this snake with photos and video).

There are a couple of biologists interested in looking at the snake, so I may have an exact name if they are able to get here quickly enough before I release it.

Anybody want to guess what it is? It looks, to me, exactly like an Oligodon kheriensis – a very rare snake, not known for Thailand at all. It’s also called the Coral Kukri Snake. Ok, mine is not the same color, but everything else appearance wise – looks the same, just in an olive green hue.

Anyway – excited to see the snake in the light and get some good photos and videos of this snake.

Update: here is a complete rundown of the snake with new photos, and scale counts…

Oligodon snake in Thailand ->

About Vern Lovic

All posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping trips to find cobras, kraits, coral snakes, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has around 200 snake species with many of them venomous.

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