Non-venomous

Dragon Snake – Yes, It’s Real! (Photos + Video)

Dragon snake full body photograph.

[Page Updated: 2 July 2021] The dragon snake found in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia is a unique snake with odd scalation and coloration. This snake is not necessarily that difficult to find, but few have found one due to it’s preference for rocky streams in southern Thailand and further south. Not many herpers making the effort to reach them, I suppose. Even if you do make the trip to find a dragon snake, there is no guarantee...

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Oriental Rat Snake – INFO and PHOTOS

A big oriental rat snake (Ptyas mucosus) eats a radiated rat snake (Coelognathus radiata).

Name: Ptyas mucosus (Oriental rat snake). Previously known as Ptyas mucosa. Thai: (ngu sing hang lai) Length: Up to 370 cm but usually under 3 meters. Range: Throughout Thailand, and common in Hua Hin area. Habitat: The Oriental Rat snake prefers open forests, and at times comes into residential areas. I have had a number of ID requests for these snakes found in gardens. It is terrestrial, and arboreal, but spending most time on the ground. Active Time: These snakes...

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Brown Kukri Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

Oligodon purpurascens (Brown Kukri Snake) Thais say: Ngoo koot Appearance: Typical kukri shape – not long, but thick snakes with a short tail and no real separation between neck and head. Very small head. Pattern on top of head indicative of most kukri species. Venter is creme or pink. Length: Average just under 1 meter (about 37 inches) Range: All over Thailand. Brown Kukri snakes were once thought to be native to only the southernmost Thailand provinces, however...

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Indochinese Rat Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

[Last updated: 28 November 2019] Ptyas korros (Indo-Chinese Rat Snake) Thais say: (ngoo sing baan) Length: Adults are just over 1 meter, but can reach near 2 meters. Range: All over Thailand and most of Asia including: Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Malaysia, and Singapore. Habitat: Anywhere rats and lizards exist in abundance. They aren’t found on hills or in mountains, usually just the low-lying areas and where...

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Common Thailand Non-Venomous Snakes – Photos, Videos, Links

Common Thailand non-venomous snakes category.

Did you get our FREE PDF file yet? PHOTOS OF COMMON THAILAND SNAKES! It’s HERE> 83 pages many snakes featured: Cobras, Kraits, Pit Vipers, Corals, Rat Snakes, etc. facts and photos! Thailand’s Very Common Non-Venomous Snakes [Last updated: 2 December 2019] Thailand has around 185 snake species considered non-venomous, or mildly venomous and not a threat to human beings. Though these snakes are not known to be dangerous to humans, that doesn’t mean that they are not....

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Reticulated Python (งูหลาม) – Non Venomous – Dangerous Bites

[Page Updated: 5 May 2017] (Python reticulatus) – Reticulated Python Thais Say: Ngoo lam (งูหลาม) Length: Reticulated pythons can approach 10 meters in length, though there is no hard proof that a member of the species ever reached that fantastic length. Still, stories persist. Pythons of 5-6 meters long are not very common, but they exist. Six meters was the biggest python I’ve ever seen. Typically they are in the 3-5 meter range. Once they reach 4...

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Gongylosoma baliodeirus – Orange Bellied Snake

Gongylosoma baliodeirus Rupert Lewis from the United Kingdom was out herping in Thailand a couple nights ago and came upon this little beauty. It’s Gongylosoma baliodeirus or possibly a subspecies. I say possibly because I can’t find any information about the snake online at all. A Google search on image and text of the name of the snake produces nothing but the name, classification and who first found it (Boie). I did find one report of this...

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Common Thailand Snakes | 2

Green keelback snake (Rhabdophis nigrocinctus), a potentially dangerous snake.

[Last Updated: 15 June 2021] More Common Thailand Snakes When visiting Thailand on vacation or for a long-term stay there are certain snakes you are likely to see and others that you will probably never see, even if you’re looking very hard to find them. On this page is a selection of common (frequently found) snakes in Thailand. If you want a FREE EBOOK of COMMON THAILAND SNAKES in PDF format – CLICK HERE. If you need...

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White Bellied Rat Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

White Bellied Rat Snake – Ptyas fusca Thai: ngoo sing thai Length: up to 290 cm Description: Fusca comes from the latin, fuscus, meaning dark or dusky. In adults, the body and head are brown. The head is long and distinct. The head resembles Ptyas korros quite a bit, unless they are side-by-side, I don’t think I could tell them apart by head shape. Eyes are large and pupils are round. There is occasionally a red stripe down...

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Malayan Bridle Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

[Last updated – 10 May 2017] Malayan Bridle Snake – Dryocalamus subannulatus Length: 70 cm Description: This is a thin snake less than the thickness of a finger. It has a light yellow mask and comes in one of two color pattern variations. Shown here is the pattern with a brown background and longitudinal stripes running from neck to tail. There is one along the vertebral ridge and one on each side. The eyes of this snake...

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