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