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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 cobra. Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Red … Read more

Ridley’s Racer – Cave Snake – Not Venomous

Othriophis taeniurus ridleyi (Ridley’s Racer) Length: up to 2.5 meters. I have found a couple of dozen of these snakes over the years. The biggest one was just about 2.25 meters long. Range: Chumpon, Thailand, south to border of Thailand-Malaysia Habitat: Usually caves, though at times found outside caves. Recently I found a number of … Read more