I thought I’d write up a list of Thailand snakes I’ve caught – just to try to keep track. Here’s a list of both venomous and non-venomous snakes I’ve caught (through 4/2017).
Thailand Snakes I’ve Found:
NEW SPECIES! I found a new Oligodon species that has not been named.
NEW SPECIES! I found another snake that I think is a new species. It is similar to a keelback but thinner, and longer. It was yellow with a white ring around the neck, about 70 cm in length around 400 meters in elevation.
- King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
- Monocled Cobra (Naja kaouthia)
- Malayan Krait / Blue Krait (Bungarus candidus)
- Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)
- Wagler’s Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
- Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma)
- Beautiful Pit Viper (Trimeresurus venustus)
- Trimeresurus fucatus
- White-lipped Pit Viper (Trimeresurus albolabris)
- Red Necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus)
- Red Headed Krait – (Bungarus flaviceps)
- Small Spotted Coral Snake (Calliophis maculiceps)
- Brown Long-glanded Coral Snake (Calliophis intestinalis)
- Speckle-bellied Keelback (Rhabdophis chrysargos)
- Green Keelback (Rhabdophis nigrocinctus)
- Golden Kukri Snake (Oligodon cinereus)
- Purple Kukri Snake (Oligodon purpurascens) both normal and red phase
- Striped Kukri (Oligodon taeniatus)
- Blood Python (Python Brongersmai)
- Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus)
- Triangle Keelback (Xenochrophis trianguligerus)
- Common Brown Keelback (Xenochrophis flavipunctatus)
- Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator)
- Striped Keelback (Amphiesma stolatum)
- Big-eyed Mountain Keelback (Pseudoxenodon macrops)
- Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) green, yellow phases
- Malayan Whip Snake (Ahaetulla mycterizans)
- Long-nosed Whip Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta)
- Malayan Banded Wolf Snake (Lycodon subcinctus)
- Brown Whip Snake / Keel bellied Whip Snake (Dryophiops rubescens) in both brown and red phases.
- Butler’s Wolf Snake (Lycodon butleri)
- Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus)
- Dusky Wolf Snake (Lepturophis albofuscus)
- Laotian Wolf Snake (Lycodon laoensis)
- Malayan Bridle Snake (Dryocalamus subannulatus) both phases – striped and blotched
- Puff-Faced Water Snake (Homalopsis buccata)
- Red Tailed Pipe Snake (Cylindrophis ruffus ruffus)
- Sunbeam Snake (Xenopeltis unicolor)
- Common Water Snake / Yellow Bellied Water Snake (Enhydris plumbea)
- Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)
- Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi)
- Blue Bronzeback Snake (Dendrelaphis cyanochloris)
- Striped Bronzeback Snake (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus)
- Common Bronzeback Snake (Dendrelaphis pictus)
- Banded Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis striatus)
- Copperheaded Racer | Radiated Rat Snake (Coelognathus radiata)
- Malayan Racer (Coelognathus flavolineatus)
- Red-tailed Racer (Gonyosoma oxycephalum)
- Banded Cat Snake / Mangrove Cat Snake / Black Cat Snake (Boiga dendrophila)
- Green Cat Snake (Boiga cyanea)
- Dog-toothed Cat Snake (Boiga cynodon)
- Common Mock Viper (Psammodyanstes pulverulentus)
- Ridley’s Racer (Othriophis taeniurus ridleyi)
- Indo-Chinese Rat Snake (Ptyas korros)
- White-bellied Rat Snake (Ptyas fusca)
- Oriental Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosus)
- Keeled Rat Snake (Ptyas carinatus)
- Brahminy Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus)
- Common Bridle Snake (Dryocalamus davisonii)
- Rainbow Water Snake (Enhydris enhydris)
- Orange-bellied Snake (Gongylosoma baliodeirus)
DORs (Dead on Road)
I don’t count these, I have seen more species in addition to those above.
60+ different snake species. Well, there are 150+ more out there – so I’d better get herping.
Just to make it crystal clear for those that need it. I catch the snakes and let them go in the same place I found them – in all cases except rescues where I am removing snakes from someone’s property, and they must be relocated. I release snakes I catch almost always within 24 hours. I release the snakes back to another suitable habitat.
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We go primarily at night to herp for a couple of reasons:
1. More herps.
2. Cooler weather.