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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

King Cobra – Largest Venomous Snake in World

King Cobra - Worst Snake to be Bitten By in Thailand. Death can occur in 10 minutes.

KING COBRA (Ophiophagus hannah – Thailand King Cobra) In Greek, ‘snake eater.’ Sometimes called ‘Hamadryad.’ Discovered and described by Danish naturalist, Theodore Edward Cantor in 1836. The species name, hannah reflects the snake’s arboreal habits, from Greek mythology it refers to tree dwelling nymphs of the same name. IDENTIFICATION Ophiophagus hannah occupies its own genus, … 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