Thailand Kukri Snakes
- Ashy Kukri Snake – Oligodon cinereus
- Banded Kukri Snake – Oligodon fasciolatus
- Barron’s Kukri Snake – Oligodon barroni
- Blyth’s Kukri Snake – Oligodon catenatus
- Brown Kukri Snake – Oligodon purpurascens
- Cambodian Kukri Snake – Oligodon mouhoti
- Grey Kukri Snake – Oligodon joynsoni
- Jintakune’s Kukri Snake – Oligodon jintakunei
- Striped Kukri Snake – Oligodon taeniatus
- Inornate Kukri Snake – Oligodon inornatus
2 thoughts on “Kukri Snakes (Oligodon)”
What kind of a snake is a ngu sing? My servant found a shed snakeskin outside the compound gate here in Sanpatong, said it was a king cobra skin; the scales from one part were very large, like the scales on pictures of king cobras’ heads. Another guy said it was the skin of a ngu singha, and that all snakes have larger scales on their heads.
Some snakes tend to have larger scales on the top of the head – like cobras. Others, like vipers – have even smaller scales on the head. Ngu Sing is a rat snake. I doubt if anyone you’re dealing with there can tell a rat snake skin from a cobra. Often times I cannot tell either. The king cobra does have 2 large scales at the back of the head that no other snake has – Occipital scales. If the skin shows those, well, that was definitely a king cobra. Here is the chart showing where they are located (scroll down the page a bit): King Cobra Scalation – just scroll down a bit on that page.