Thailand Snake ID

If you have PHOTOS OR VIDEOS – upload HERE for identification.

Or, check out the THAILAND SNAKES PUBLIC FB GROUP, or the Common Snakes pages and ebook because most likely, your snake can be found there.

Other Resources for Thailand Snake Identification:

People Who Know Thailand Snakes

I won’t give their contact info without their permission, but if you want to do the work, you can find their email online. These guys know the snakes of Thailand very well, and may have time to help you identify your snake.

  • Tom Charlton – UK
  • Michael Cota – USA
  • David Frohlich – Hua Hin
  • Ton Smits – Bangkok

If you’d like your name added to this list, give me an email at the Contact Page.

If you have PHOTOS OR VIDEOS – upload HERE for identification.

4 thoughts on “Thailand Snake ID

  • April 1, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to compile this. With a lot of time in the Kingdom of Thailand with my wife, I hike and enjoy the rural regions including climbing and hiking deep in country. It is nice to see a farang in country respecting nature and helping contribute to others by spreading knowledge. I am a solo hiker, so it is incumbent upon me to study and be prepared as I have encountered snakes and avoid them, but this will give me the added knowledge I seek. I carry a satellite beacon, good gear and I am a veteran hiker and also a military veteran. Your website is deeply appreciated and I hope at some point we cross paths in LOS as I would be happy to buy you some Chang or dinner. Thank you for being a positive farang too – we need people like you there. Kindest Regards, Gary

    • April 4, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Gary… I’m not always positive, but it seems to go in waves… every few years or so I get the itch to leave and try another spot. Have a family too now, so it’s more difficult to go… We’re creating a free guide for snakes of Thailand at – will let people know there when it’s ready. Cheers man – stay safe…

  • May 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    when is someone going to do “snakial” recognition as an app ? as in facial recog, ok, should be easy to do once the database of identified patterns is made, take a photo and then RLF (run like fuck) I’ve got coders working for me but they are mainly meteorological I live in thailand and I dont like to see harmless snakes immediately killed, but if you are bitten well that’s another story – one I hope not to have to write…

    best wishes thanks for the guide

    • May 24, 2019 at 8:08 am

      Hi Paul,

      I’ve contemplated this a bit. There is far too much variation in snake size, pattern, color, range, etc. Most of the photos I get are poor. Probably 40% are REALLY poor and worthless for ID if using an app. The other thing is, who is going to pay for an app.? Or, if it’s free, who are the million people that will get it so we can run ads on it to make back the costs?

      Most stuff in the snake area is not going to make money. Not books, videos, or apps. Selling snakes – breeding them – makes some money. Now, if someone made the app cover all of Asia and in Thai, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Laotian, Tegalo, Khmer, and whatever they speak in Indonesia, then yeah, it might work to some degree.

      Someone in India made what was a pretty damn good app. but they’ve since stopped maintaining it. Probably found it wasn’t profitable and takes LOTS of time.

      Super interested in software industry though. ;)


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