red necked keelback

Snakebite – Red-Necked Keelback – Rhabdophis subminiatus

[Page Updated: 24 December 2019] Red-necked Keelback Snakebite and Envenomation A couple of months back I received an email from a concerned father whose son was bitten by a red-necked keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus) he had found in their neighbor’s garden. “My son is suffering from nonclotting, severe swelling, and paralysis and is now in ICU, where his vital and neuro signs are ok, but blood not good.” These snakes have, in the past, not been identified as...

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Red Necked Keelback – Venomous – Dangerous

Red necked keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus) is now classified as a deadly venomous snake.

(Page Updated: 1 May 2019) Rhabdophis subminiatus (Red-Necked Keelback Snake) Thai: (ngoo lay sab ko dang) Length: Up to 100 cm (1 meters). I’ve never seen one close to 1 meter in length. Range: Thailand and southeast Asia. Notes: These snakes are commonly found near water, lakes, ponds, and in gardens. Recently a friend had one in his swimming pool in Krabi town, southern Thailand. Active Time? Daylight hours. I’ve found them sleeping around 1 foot off...

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