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Burmese Python with Darker Color Profile

Snakes come in all different colors. Even snakes of the same species can have quite different coloration depending on region, or sometimes just living next to each other in Thailand’s wild. This is a Burmese Python sent to me by a friend. Quite dark compared to most I’ve seen here in Southern Thailand. Recently a … Read more

Red Tailed Racer – Non-Venomous – Not Dangerous

Gonyosoma oxycephalum, the red-tailed racer is a common Thailand rat snake which forages on the ground and primarily in the trees and bushes for birds and eggs.

[Last Updated: 6 June 2022] These Red Tailed Racers are beautiful green snakes (งูเขียว) with a grey or reddish tail. They are non-venomous but big enough to give you a strong bite. These snakes live for about 15 years on average – if they don’t encounter a predator like the King cobra. Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Red … Read more

Sunbeam Snakes – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

[Last update: 6 June 2022] Up until yesterday I’ve only seen small sunbeam snakes – about 15 inches long. They are fat and can be found under plastic or other things in muddy water, or anywhere near water. I found one small sunbeam crossing the street at night during a rain in Sisaket – so … Read more

Ridley’s Racer – Cave Snake – Not Venomous

Othriophis taeniurus ridleyi (Ridley’s Racer) Length: up to 2.5 meters. I have found a couple of dozen of these snakes over the years. The biggest one was just about 2.25 meters long. Range: Chumpon, Thailand, south to border of Thailand-Malaysia Habitat: Usually caves, though at times found outside caves. Recently I found a number of … Read more

Reticulated Python (งูหลาม) – Non Venomous – Dangerous Bites

[Page Updated: 5 June 2022] (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 … Read more