<big>If you are bitten by a snake in Thailand it’s a good idea to immediately wrap an elastic bandage, shirt, whatever you have directly on top of the wound, and if the wrap is long enough – continue to wrap above and below the wound as well.
Get to a hospital. DON’T READ THE REST OF THIS – GO NOW.
There are more than 40 species of venomous snake in Thailand. Some are quite deadly. Most, rather harmless. The ones you have to look out for are:
- King Cobra
- Monocled Cobra
- Equatorial Spitting Cobras
- Indochinese Spitting Cobras
- Malayan Kraits
- Malayan Pit Vipers
- All Pit Vipers
- Russell’s Viper
I may have forgotten some, but I just wanted to list those that you are most likely to be bitten by – and be in serious trouble. These are the deadly snakes. More than likely you’d be bitten by either of two – the Russell’s Viper and the Malayan Pit Viper, both very common and both quite deadly if not treated immediately.
So, DON’T READ ANOTHER WORD – GET TO THE HOSPITAL NOW.</big>