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Fastest King Cobra on the Planet?

It’s a sensational headline, but I thought it was important that you read this if you handle venomous snakes at all – and even if you don’t. (King cobra video below) I got a call from my friend this morning. He told me they caught a 2+ meter king cobra at a palm plantation the … Read more

Banded Krait – Venomous – Deadly

A large Bungarus fasciatus (banded krait) from Southeast Asia.

These are yellow and black kraits here in Thailand. In some other part of the world (Borneo) they are black and white. There are also “Blue Kraits“ aka “Malayan Kraits” which are black and white. And the really incredible looking Red-headed Krait which looks nothing like either of them. [Last updated: 19 Oct 2021] Bungarus … Read more

Mangrove Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

[Page Updated: 2 July 2021] Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus – Mangove Pit Viper Also known as mangrove viper, shore pit viper, Gray’s pit viper, purple-spotted pit viper, and shore pit viper. In the past (2004-2011) this snake was called Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus. Thais Say: Ngoo pang ka. Please keep in mind almost no Thais you meet will know this … Read more