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Malayan Bridle Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

[Last updated – 4 June 2022] Malayan Bridle Snake – Dryocalamus subannulatus   Length: 70 cm Description: This is a thin snake less than the thickness of a finger. It has a light yellow mask and comes in one of two color pattern variations. Shown here is the pattern with a brown background and longitudinal … Read more

Striped Bronzeback Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (Striped Bronzeback Snake) Length: Up to about 1.5 meters. The males are a bit more red on top, and slightly thinner. Range: The Striped Bronzeback is found in southern Thailand through the Malaysian Peninsula, and to Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and the Philippines. The snake shown here was caught in Tub Kaak, Krabi … Read more

Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) PHOTOS and VIDEO

Paradise tree snake in bush in Thailand. ©Vern Lovic.

[Last Updated: 29 April 2017] These are great snakes for a couple of reasons. Number 1 – their colors. This snake looks like Christmas – right? Amazing oranges, greens, and blacks make it very unique. Number 2? They fly. Well, they glide very far when they jump from a high vantage point. They can glide … Read more

Oriental Whip Snake – Mildly Venomous and Not Dangerous

The oriental whip snake is a very common rear-fanged venomous snake found here in Thailand’s rain forests. You can find these snakes in the trees during the day, I have even seen them crossing my path twice on trips up a small local mountain in southern Thailand. The beauty of these snakes is legendary. There … Read more

Puff Faced Water Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

[Page Updated: 28 November 2019] Homalopsis buccata (Puff-faced Water Snake) Thai – (ngu hua galog, ngu leuam ao) Size – Average length around 70 cm. Maximum about 120 centimeters. The young are very thin – like a pencil. The adults are thick – like a forearm or even a human leg. Description – Triangular head distinct … Read more