Red Headed Krait – Bungarus flaviceps – Deadly

Bungarus flaviceps, the red-headed krait is a beautiful and very deadly snake from Southern Thailand.

[Last update: 22 October 2022] Red Headed Krait – Venomous Snake Thais say: Ngoo sam lee-um hoo-uh si dang Length: These kraits grow to about 2 meters long, though most adults found are shorter. Appearance: Somewhat pronounced vertebral ridge, which differentiates from the Malayan Blue Coral Snake (Calliophis bivurgata). Body is black or dark grey, … Read more

Malayan Krait – Blue Krait | Bungarus candidus | Highly Toxic Venom

Note – About 50% of all bites from this krait results in human death – even with the administration of antivenin (antivenom). Death is the usual result if no treatment is given. The closely related Bungarus multicinctus is ranked 3rd in the world for the toxicity of venom based on some LD-50 data (terrestrial snakes). … Read more

Banded Krait – Venomous – Deadly

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: 18 Oct 2022] Bungarus … Read more