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Paradise Tree Snake – Chrysopelea paradisi

Brett Ramsay found this amazing snake in a coconut plantation in Khao Lak, Thailand.
Brett Ramsay found this amazing snake in a coconut plantation in Khao Lak, Thailand.

Here is a lovely shot of a Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) taken in Khao Lak, Thailand in a coconut grove by a reader, Brett Ramsay. Brett was kind enough to let us publish it here.

The paradise tree snake is virtually the same as the Golden Tree Snake, but there are distinct red or orange scales in a nice pattern on the top of the back and some color on the head. Sometimes the snakes are more green than this one, this snake looks quite black. He also appears to have eaten something, maybe a frog since he is here on the ground.

Click the photo above to enlarge.

Here is our fact page on this snake – Chrysopelea paradisi (click)

Have an image to share? Send it to us and maybe we’ll use it. We’ll credit you with your name, of course.

Cheers,

Vern

Golden Tree Snake – One of Thailand’s Most Common

Golden Tree Snake - non-venomous snake in Thailand on a lunch table.

A reader wrote in to have a snake identified – and he sent an awesome photo that I wanted to share. The snake is a very common tree snake, called a Golden Tree Snake. They are excellent climbers and you’ll see them on palm trees, and in the ceilings of houses and bungalows – often. They have a strange skill. When they jump from a high tree – they can glide horizontally through the air – and land unharmed. They are sometimes called a “Flying Snake”.

These snakes are common, but, uncommonly fast. They are super-fast, whether on the ground in brush, or climbing something. They are excellent climbers and you won’t believe how fast they can climb.

Anyway – here is some information about this snake submitted by the copyright owner of this image – Kim Briers.

Dear,

Hope you can help me identify next snake…It looks a bit like a green tree snake but I didn t wanna take any risks handling it…shame as i wanted to make a picture with some green background…

1. Location in Thailand – city, area the snake was seen

KOH YAO YAI

2. Environment found? Near water? In a Tree? On the ground? Under wood or something? On a wall? On the roof?

It was hiding inside a lantern of the hotel resort. We lifted the lantern and it came out really very fast and move up the table.

3. Estimate snake length and girth (thickness) of snake – was it thick as your finger? Arm? Calf? Thigh?

About 1 meter in length – girth, about 4cm

4. Found during night or daylight? What time?

Around 9.30 am at breakfast

5. If no photo is sent by email please describe the colors of the snake, patterns, anything you can remember.

6. Did the snake attempt to strike at you?

Not really but it was in strike position and could jump pretty well and was really fast. I was hoping it would move in a tree or so to make a nice natural shot but it was so so fast and disappeared under some stones…

Thailand Snake Photos – Twin Barred Tree Snake

Chrysopelea Pelias – Twin-Barred Tree Snake

This is a rarely seen tree snake in Thailand that is quite beautiful.

Franz Schmidberger sent this snake photo to me – THANKS Franz!

Twin Barred Tree Snake - Chrysolopea pelias - rare Thailand snake.
Twin-Barred Tree Snake

These snakes are just like the golden tree snake and paradise tree snake but with a different coloring better for blending in with the dirt and leaves, as you see in the photo.

If you have any photos to share of Thailand snakes you’ve seen – send ’em!