Kraits

Deadly Malayan krait in Thailand.

THAILAND’S KRAITS

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  • December 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm
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    Hello All

    For your information.

    Found a 115cm long banded krait dead on the road outside our house 6km SW of Chiangmai Rai. With its alternating yellow and black bands it looks beautiful.

    Cheers
    James

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    • December 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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      Thanks for sharing James – Did you get a photo?

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  • May 10, 2017 at 10:26 am
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    Hi, I am off to Thailand in the next week for the first time and just reading through the snakes on your website, I feel like heading over there in an armoured suit. What is the likelihood of running into one these snakes? I am going to Chalong, Phuket.

    Thanks

    Jonny

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    • May 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm
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      You’ve got about zero chance if you’re not out at night in a forest looking for them. Nothing to worry about, really. Snakes are not easy to find, even when looking for them.

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  • July 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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    I saw a banded Krait moving along a stream at the front of my friends house in Ron Philbun near Nakhon si thammerat I got a photo but don’t know how to upload it here.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 5:42 am
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    I am going to Phrae in January and February. Should I be worried about any snakes there and if so which ones? The information on this site is excellent.

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    • July 23, 2017 at 11:55 pm
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      If sleeping in tents – yes, kraits. Don’t leave tent open. Don’t sleep on ground without a tent. Kraits kill as many people as monocled cobras in Thailand.

      Cheers!

      Vern

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      • August 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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        So an open tent is a krait trap???

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        • August 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm
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          ha! apparently, it could be. It was scary to watch that krait go right into the tent between the flaps.

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  • August 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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    I saw someone posted a “krait” and “desert king snake” for sale on facebook but the guy got wrecked because its a puff-faced watersnake and common wolf snake … xD

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    • August 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm
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      seems to know what the hell he’s doing, right?

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  • September 28, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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    My daughter is going on a mission trip in Lots to work with elephants half of the time and in an orphanage the other half of the time—I am really worried…how likely is she to run into a poisonous snake—I think the place where they are staying is near the elephant rehabilitation area…

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    • October 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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      Hi Heather,

      More likely at night. Make sure she uses a torch or headlamp and watches every step! That’s all I’d recommend. Not to sleep on ground or porch or floor either…

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