Thailand Snake Journal – Malayan Krait – Bungarus candidus

Finally caught one of these buggers. They are rather rare in southern Thailand, but tonight I was able to bag one and will take some images and videos in the morning.

These snakes have a very high morbidity rate for victims bitten, and though I used a lot of care when catching and bagging it – still I was quite nervous handling this snake. It was nightfall and I couldn’t get a great grip on him with the tongs. He did slip through once as I waited for the snake bag my partner couldn’t find in my backpack! I was able to re-grab him before he got under a rock – and bagged him solid.

Will have photos and videos shortly.

Best night herping EVER because of catching this snake. I’ve been wanting to catch one for, literally, years.

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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