snake id reader submissions

Thailand Snake Photos – Striped Keelback

Here’s another submission from Paul Donatus, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is a striped keelback – nice looking snakes that we don’t see here in the south at all. I’ve seen none of them, so I think they are much more common in the northern parts of the country. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Colubridae Subfamily: Natricinae Genus: Amphiesma Species: A. stolatum Binomial name: Amphiesma stolatum Classified by Linnaeus in 1758....

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Thailand Snake Photos – Malayan Blue Krait / Yellow Banded Krait

Though this photo was actually submitted by a guy in Borneo, Malaysia – thanks Ryzal Manan! – this Banded Krait looks exactly as one in Thailand might look so I wanted to share the image with you. This snake is quite deadly – and should be avoided at all costs. Yellow Banded Kraits and Malayan Blue Kraits – and the other kraits in southeast Asia tend to bite people that are sleeping on the floor or ground...

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Snakes are Mating in Thailand at the Moment

Some of them are killed as they do so. Got contacted by a guy in Nonthaburi – they had 2 big rat snakes mating in their garden. They called the security guys for the housing complex who insisted these rat snakes were closely related to the cobras – and called Coconut snakes. What the hell? They killed them both. You see how BIG that one is? 3+ meters… a fine specimen! Was anyway. Snakes are mating during...

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Snake ID Reader Submission – Oriental Whip Snake

Geoff Deady sent this great photo of a snake on the beach in Chumphon to have identified. I couldn’t figure it out for a while. He said it was about a meter long and 2-3 fingers thick with a reddish tail. The coloring of the top – and light yellow of the belly make me think – green cat snake (Boiga cyanea). However, if you look at the head it looks like Oriental Whip Snake – Ahaetulla...

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