Thailand Snake Note – What is Field Herping for Snakes?

A lot of snake enthusiasts would like to go snake herping – or looking for snakes, but they’re not really sure what it’s all about. Here I’ll explain. You book a number of days from someone offering herping trips (us). When you arrive we’ll meet you at your hotel and go from there for day … Read more

Thailand Snake Journal – Recent Herping Trip

Yesterday I met a lovely husband and wife herping team from Florida, in the USA, and we all went out to see what could be found at a park not too far away. Southeast Asia herping is probably unbeatable. Thailand and Malaysia in particular have such diversity of species, not only snakes, but frogs, lizards, … Read more

Thailand Snakes from December to March?

The dry months in Thailand are not usually productive times for herping, or snake expeditions of any sort. It’s just too hot and rain too scarce. What snakes might you find in Thailand between the months of December through March? Not many, but there are still some snakes out there if you know where to … Read more

Thailand Snake Note: Henning

I met this guy “Henning” through this site – he sent me an email requesting ID of a juvenile snake that we figured out after a couple days… a juvenile sunbeam snake. Now we’ve been writing back and forth many times and I’ve come to know him a little bit. Henning is from Norway. He’s … Read more

Thailand Snake Journal – Snake Hunting is Rough Lately

  If you’re going to come herping in Thailand and you’re wondering what months not to come, I can tell you. November – March. By November the whole country starts cooling off. While the snakes don’t go into total hibernation for the most part, they do get awful sluggish and some don’t move for months. … Read more