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White Bellied Rat Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

White Bellied Rat Snake – Ptyas fusca Thai: ngoo sing thai Length: up to 290 cm Description: Fusca comes from the latin, fuscus, meaning dark or dusky.┬áIn adults, the body and head are brown. The head is long and distinct. The head resembles Ptyas korros quite a bit, unless they are side-by-side, I don’t think … Read more

Copperheaded Racer Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

The Copperheaded Racer snakes are so named because their head is copper colored. Though much of the body of this snake is also copper colored, there are also more yellow and brown color variations among this species. These snakes have no relation to the highly venomous “copperhead” snakes of America, and elsewhere. Thailand’s Copperheaded Racers … Read more

Ridley’s Racer – Cave Snake – Not Venomous

Othriophis taeniurus ridleyi (Ridley’s Racer) Length: up to 2.5 meters. I have caught eight of these snakes, all of them under 2.25 meters. Range: Chumpon, Thailand, south to border of Thailand-Malaysia Habitat: Usually caves, though at times found outside caves. Recently I found a number of them in a bungalow at a nature resort and … Read more