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.