I thought I’d write up a list of Thailand snakes I’ve caught – just to keep track. Here’s a list of both venomous and non-venomous snakes I’ve caught (through 5/2011).
53 Thailand Snakes I’ve been lucky enough to find:
NEW SPECIES! I found a new Oligodon species that has not been named.
NEW SPECIES! I found another snake that I think is a new species. It is similar to a keelback, but thinner, longer. It was yellow with a white ring around the neck, about 70 cm in length around 400 meters elevation.
Monocled Cobra (Naja kaouthia)
Malayan Krait / Blue Krait (Bungarus candidus)
Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)
Wagler’s Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma)
Beautiful Pit Viper (Trimeresurus venustus)
Red Necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus)
Red Headed Krait – (Bungarus flaviceps)
Small Spotted Coral Snake (Calliophis maculiceps)
Observed, but didn’t catch:
King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) – 3 occasions
Golden Kukri Snake (Oligodon cinereus)
Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus)
Triangle Keelback (Xenochrophis triangularis)
Common Brown Keelback (Xenochrophis flavipunctatus)
Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator)
Striped Keelback (Amphiesma stolatum)
Big-eyed Mountain Keelback (Pseudoxenodon macrops)
Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) green, yellow phases
Malayan Whip Snake (Ahaetulla mycterizans)
Malayan Banded Wolf Snake (Lycodon subcinctus)
Brown Whip Snake / Keel bellied Whip Snake (Dryophiops rubescens) both brown and red phases.
Laotian Wolf Snake (Lycodon laoensis)
Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus)
Malayan Bridle Snake (Dryocalamus subannulatus)
Puff-Faced Water Snake (Homalopsis buccata)
Red Tailed Pipe Snake (Cylindrophis ruffus ruffus)
Sunbeam Snake (Xenopeltis unicolor)
Common Water Snake / Yellow Bellied Water Snake (Enhydris plumbea)
Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)
Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi)
Blue Bronzeback Snake (Dendrelaphis cyanochloris)
Striped Bronzeback Snake (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus)
Common Bronzeback Snake (Dendrelaphis pictus)
Banded Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis striatus)
Copperheaded Racer (Coelognathus radiata)
Malayan Racer (Coelognathus flavolineatus)
Red-tailed Racer (Gonyosoma oxycephalum)
Banded Cat Snake / Mangrove Cat Snake / Black Cat Snake (Boiga dendrophila)
Green Cat Snake (Boiga cyanea)
Dog-toothed Cat Snake (Boiga cynodon)
Common Mock Viper (Psammodyanstes pulverulentus)
Ridley’s Racer (Othriophis taeniurus ridleyi)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake (Ptyas korros)
White-bellied Rat Snake (Ptyas fusca)
Oriental Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosus)
Keeled Rat Snake (Ptyas carinatus)
Brahminy Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus)
Common Bridle Snake (Dryocalamus davisonii)
Rainbow Water Snake (Enhydris enhydris)
Yellow-striped Caecillain (Ichthyophis sp)
Orange-bellied Snake (Gongylosoma baliodeirus)
DORs (Dead on Road)
I don’t count these, I have seen another 50 or so species, in addition to most of those above.
Fifty-three different snake species. Well, there are 150+ more out there – so I’d better get herping.
Just to make it crystal clear for those that need it. I catch the snakes and either take them somewhere I can let them go free and take photos-videos in a wide open clearing, or, if none can be found I take them to another place for photos and videos. I let the snakes I catch go usually within 24 hours. I release the snakes back in the same place I found them, or, if they are venomous and were caught in a house or near houses – I take them to another suitable habitat.
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We go primarily at night to herp for a couple reasons:
1. more herps.
2. cooler weather.