We were eating on some floating huts on a river -and I thought – this would make an ideal place for a snake to hang out… cool, thatched bamboo huts floating on a river in sunny Isaan Thailand.
I inspected all the huts – and at the last one – bang – a prize… a 1 meter long reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus). I put him in my snake bag and played with him a bit – watched him swim in the shallow river and got some great video of that – Pythons love the water. I’ll post that video at http://www.youtube.com/user/thailandsnakes sometime when i have good internet. I didn’t take any photos – just video.
That’s the first snake I saw in Thailand’s chilly northeast. It’s super cold here – I’d be hibernating too.