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