Thailand Snake Journal – Kraits
Got a call from my favorite Thai friend this morning…
Me: How’s it going man?
Friend: Good. I have 3 kraits.
Me: SCORE! What time can I come to see them?
Friend: 3pm is good
Me: Excellent – see you then, thanks man.
This guy is well-connected in the Thailand snake world. I guess with all the rain, and probably some night herping – these guys were able to find three kraits. I’ll find out what exactly they have today at 3pm.
This krait call was such a rush… it goes right along with last night eating dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. I started herping around and looking for snakes there. There weren’t any other customers – just us, and the place had a marsh in back of it and numerous small ponds with frogs all over the place. It’s snake central over there – I’m sure.
I asked the owner’s son whether they found many snakes and told him that I collect the venomous snakes. He said – Ngoo Sam Lee-um in Thai – it’s a Bungarus Fasciatus. I said, YEAH! I probably scared the poor kid. He told me where he’s seen it before. I’ll go back for some night herping as soon as I get up the strength for some night herping. Maybe wait for a group to come herping with me as I’m sure that place holds more than just Bungarus.
Anyone up for finding kraits at night?