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Malayan Krait – Blue Krait – Venomous – Deadly

[Last Updated: 15 May 2017] Malayan Krait Fact Page > Malayan Krait (Blue Krait) – Venomous and Deadly One of the top 10 most toxic terrestrial venomous snakes in the world resides in Thailand, and it is second behind the Bungarus multicinctus in strength of venom, according to LD50 charts for subcutaneous venom injection (in mice), is the Malayan Krait, also called the Blue Krait (Bungarus candidus). I’ve been looking for one of these snakes in the...

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Thailand Snake Journal – Malayan Krait – Bungarus candidus

Finally caught one of these buggers. They are rather rare in southern Thailand, but tonight I was able to bag one and will take some images and videos in the morning. These snakes have a very high morbidity rate for victims bitten, and though I used a lot of care when catching and bagging it – still I was quite nervous handling this snake. It was nightfall and I couldn’t get a great grip on him with...

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Thailand Snake Journal – Kraits

Got  a call from my favorite Thai friend this morning… Friend: Vern? Me: How’s it going man? Friend: Good. I have 3 kraits. Me: SCORE! What time can I come to see them? Friend: 3pm is good Me: Excellent – see you then, thanks man. This guy is well-connected in the Thailand snake world. I guess with all the rain, and probably some night herping – these guys were able to find three kraits. I’ll find out...

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