Golden Tree Snake – Mildly Venomous

The fastest tree snake in Asia or potentially anywhere in the world is the golden tree snake - C. ornata.

These Golden Tree Snakes are also known as Flying Snakes or Gliding Snakes. They glide very well, perhaps the best of any snake in the world, and even better than some squirrels and lizards. Golden Tree Snakes are lime green (งูเขียว) and black checkered type patterned snake. They are tree dwellers but can climb anything, … Read more

Red Tailed Racer – Non-Venomous – Not Dangerous

Gonyosoma oxycephalum, the red-tailed racer is a common Thailand rat snake which forages on the ground and primarily in the trees and bushes for birds and eggs.

[Last Updated: 6 June 2022] These Red Tailed Racers are beautiful green snakes (งูเขียว) with a grey or reddish tail. They are non-venomous but big enough to give you a strong bite. These snakes live for about 15 years on average – if they don’t encounter a predator like the King of Snakes. Gonyosoma oxycephalum … 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

Wagler’s Pit Viper – Venomous and Dangerous

Venomous Wagler's pit viper striking in the rainforest.

Tropidolaemus wagleri – also called: Wagler’s Pit viper; temple viper; bamboo snake; speckled pit viper [Last Updated: 28 November 2019] Thais say: ngoo keow took geh Length: Average length of 60 cm. Male smaller than female. Female maximum length at 100 cm. Appearance: Wagler’s pit viper is a short green (งูเขียว) pit viper and the female … Read more

Brown-Spotted Green Pit Viper – Venomous and Dangerous

Trimeresurus venustus, previously Cryptelytrops venustus (Brown-spotted Green Pit Viper, Beautiful Pit Viper) [Last Updated: 28 November 2019] Appearance: Green snake (งูเขียว) with brown or reddish-orange scales which may form bands across the width of the snake. Triangular pit viper head. Thais Say: Haang Ham tai Length: average 40-70 cm Range: Chumpon to Krabi Province in Thailand. I … Read more