Unidentified Snake

A woman sent me this photo of a snake she said they found on an island in Thailand. Apparently the snake found them, it dropped out of a tree and landed on one of them. Another friend threw it off into the tree.

I don’t recognize the snake. It almost looks like a krait, but the body type is wrong, as is the coloring. The woman said the snake was red and yellow banded and had a red tongue. It was about 14 inches long.

Any ideas?

Unknown Thailand Snake

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Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping tours and events to find king cobras, kraits, vipers, corals, keelbacks, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has over 200 snake species. Here's our latest book with detailed information on Thailand's 35 Deadly Snakes. "Is That Snake In Your House Dangerous? Identify Deadly Thailand Snakes In Under 5 Minutes!" INFO HERE.

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Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping tours and events to find king cobras, kraits, vipers, corals, keelbacks, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has over 200 snake species. Here's our latest book with detailed information on Thailand's 35 Deadly Snakes. "Is That Snake In Your House Dangerous? Identify Deadly Thailand Snakes In Under 5 Minutes!" INFO HERE.

6 thoughts on “Unidentified Snake

  • February 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm
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    Hi there,

    my guess is a well fed hypomelanistic Bungarus toysRus ;-)

    regards Erich

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    • February 24, 2013 at 8:12 am
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      It really does seem like that, but I’m giving the woman the benefit of the doubt. If it is a new snake, it’s quite different from any that are presently known in Thailand.

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  • February 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm
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    Hi,

    it doesn´t look like any asian snake… Could just be a cornsnake or milksnake (they do appear in every possible colour variation as pets). Maybe somebody set it free there…

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  • August 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm
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    Looks like a toy snake to me. :)

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  • June 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm
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    Its a plastic snake.

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