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The Deadly Snake Hardest to Identify in Thailand? Krait.

The Malayan Krait (Bungarus candidus), or the Blue Krait as it’s sometimes called, is difficult to identify, and identifying it is essential because their venom is so deadly. Their venom paralyzes the nervous system and causes the muscles of the body to stop. That means the heart and diaphragm. You’ll need to be on a … Read more

Most Likely Venomous To Bite You? Malayan Pit Viper

The Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma) is the venomous (bad) snake that is most likely to bite you. They have the habit of lying in the short or long grass and just waiting for prey to walk by. If human footsteps are coming close – it doesn’t attempt to move, it just sits there. This … Read more

Thailand Snake Note – Anacondas

I get quite a few searches on this site for Thailand Anacondas, and the truth is – there are no anacondas in Thailand  – well, not any that are naturally occurring here. Someone could have brought one into the country as a pet I supposed. Anacondas are not native to Thailand, but, Pythons – the … Read more

Yellow Spotted Keelback – Venomous – Not Dangerous

These yellow-spotted keelback (Xenochropis flavipunctatus) snakes are rear-fanged and do have venom, however there are no reported deaths from them. The snake would need to bite hard and chew the venom into wound for a minute or so in order to really envenomate a human. Not many humans are willing to let a strong biting … Read more