Here are some snake photos I’ve taken over the years in Thailand. If you want to add yours – send them and tell me your full name for the copyright notice.
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Oriental Whip Snake – not dangerous. Come in brown too.
Malayan Pit Viper – venomous – deadly.
A very fast King Cobra – we have a video about this one. Wow.
Reticulated Pythons – biggest Thailand snake. Constrictors, no venom.
Monocled Cobra bite (Naja kaouthia) this was about 4th time bitten.
Paradise Tree Snake eating gecko. Copyright David Joseph.
Copperheaded Racer – rat snake. Not dangerous.
Speckled Coral Snake – Venomous, probably deadly, but the mouth is too small to bite humans easily.
Malayan Pit Viper. Copyright John Helm.
Dog-toothed Cat Snake – Boiga cynodon – bird eaters / egg eaters.
Red Tailed racers can often be hand-held without biting.
Jackie hand-holding Monocled Cobra
Luke Yeomans sent this with an email as we corresponded. A baby king cobra.
A bitey puff-faced watersnake (Homalopsis buccata).
Wagler’s Pit Viper Copyright – Emilios Kattides
Red Necked Keelbacks are now considered quite dangerous and potentially deadly.
Malayan Krait – deadly.
Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma)
Mangrove Pit Viper – my favorite viper
Brown Whip Snake – very uncommon in Thailand.
Angry King Cobras strike with mouth open.
Golden Tree Snake
Copperheaded Racers and Indo-Chinese Rat Snakes – harmless.
Green Pit Viper – copyright Jeremy ________ (will add name here shortly)
Red Necked keelback – do not keep as a pet – can cause serious kidney damage.
Malayan Pit Viper – reddish / Pink. Very dangerous and deadly. Calloselasma rhodostoma.
Dog Toothed Cat Snake.
Nothing more awesome than a big king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
Rat Snake bites a king cobra.
Red Tailed Pipe Snake – harmless, great snake to introduce to kids.
Indo Malayan Mountain Pit Viper – a small boy was kicking this when his father saw him.
Ridley’s Racer – rat snake, common in caves catching bats out of the air.
Dangerous and potentially deadly, this small snake looks harmless enough. The Small-spotted Coral Snake (Calliophis maculiceps).
Checkered Keelback – Xenochrophis piscator (ID not 100%)
Puff Faced Water Snake – Homalopsis buccata. Usually don’t bite – this one struck a lot.
Red Tailed Pipe Snake
Golden Tree Snake – aka Flying Snake. Not dangerous. Quite fast in trees.
Banded Krait – Bungarus fasciatus – deadly, active at night.
Red Tailed Racers have green or blue eyes.
Beautiful Viper or Brown Spotted Green Viper.
Girl holding a red tailed racer (rat snake) – harmless.
Juvenile Monocled Cobra – quite deadly when small too.
Small Malalan Pit Viper in water bottle.
Red Tailed Racers have blue and black tongues.
Malayan Bridle Snakes look just like Malayan Kraits – and yet, not dangerous.
Malayan Pit VIper in a red / pink variety
Mangrove Cat Snake – slightly venomous
Juvenile Red Necked Keelback. Dangerous, potentially deadly, venomous, and poisonous.
Keeled Rat Snake – Ptyas carinatus – in front of blood python.
Another Mangrove Pit Viper – color variation is wide. Copyright Carlton.
Mangrove Pit Viper found in Krabi mangroves.
Juvenile striped bronzeback snake.
Red Tailed Racers – one of the favorite foods for king cobras.
Blood python – very, very strong.
Two banded kraits mating. Copyright _______ ______.