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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, … Read more

Red Necked Keelback Caught on a Night Herping Trip

Just a pic – wanted to share this Thailand snake before I forgot…. Rhabdophis subminiatus, Red-necked keelback. Venomous and dangerous. A boy, 12 yrs old, in Phuket, Thailand was in the Bangkok hospital for 2 weeks after a bite from this snake. The venom specifically attacks the kidneys. Once thought to be harmless – these … Read more

Red Necked Keelback – Venomous – Dangerous

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

(Page Updated: 1 May 2022) 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 … Read more