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. Thailand has over 200 snake species with many of them venomous.

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