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Found Another New Snake – Not Yet Classified – Possible New Discovery

I was getting in one of my mountain climbing workouts and on the dead tree next to me was a small (50cm) dark green snake coming out of a hole where it looked like termites were munching wood. He was head down and just gliding slowly down the vertical trunk of the tree. I ripped off my shirt and softly grabbed it. I’ve caught 3 of these same species of snake before, and none of them bit...

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New Snake for Thailand, or New Species Found!

I found a snake that appears to have never been found in Thailand before today on my hike at a nearby mountain in Thailand. Time: 12:10 PM, 4/20/2013 Elevation: ~ 400 meters. Weather: 34C. Bright sunshine, though the area the snake was in was shaded by the canopy. Habitat: Leaf litter right off the main trail. This is a limestone mountain with sand / dirt topsoil. This snake was in an area with no water for 150...

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New Thailand Snake Species – Trimeresurus (Popeia) phuketensis

[Last Updated: 17 October 2019] I was at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute in Bangkok (the Red Cross Snake Farm) on Sunday and was talking to the snake guy that does the presentation in English on various Thailand snakes. He mentioned that a new snake species was described from Phuket called the Trimeresurus phuketensis. Wow, how cool is that? He said it is in general appearance like the Trimeresurus venustus, but larger and with brownish scales that...

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Found a New Snake – Is It Oligodon inornatus?

This one is interesting… I found it at the top of a small limestone mountain. It’s like a keelback, and a kukri snake. A juvenile. Green – dark green on top – solid pattern, no fluctuation. Bottom is dark grey. It’s about 1 foot long. Will get some photos and video and put them up as soon as I get the camera back from my wife! Ok, below are pics – and I’ll get a video up...

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