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Sunbeam Snakes – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

[Last update: 6 June 2022] Up until yesterday I’ve only seen small sunbeam snakes – about 15 inches long. They are fat and can be found under plastic or other things in muddy water, or anywhere near water. I found one small sunbeam crossing the street at night during a rain in Sisaket – so … 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

Red Tailed Pipe Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

[Page Updated: 5 June 2022] The red-tailed pipe snake is a beautiful snake, though at first glance you might wonder if it is a snake at all! It has a very flat appearance for the tail region, and very black on the top. The head is so small you might think it’s a large fat … Read more

Common Thailand Snakes 2

Green keelback snake (Rhabdophis nigrocinctus), a potentially dangerous snake.

[Last Updated: 5 June 2022] More Common Thailand Snakes When visiting Thailand on vacation or for a long-term stay there are certain snakes you are likely to see and others that you will probably never see, even if you’re looking very hard to find them. On this page is a selection of common (frequently found) … Read more

Brahminy Blind Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

VERY COMMON non-venomous snakes which are in nearly every country across the world. It is a myth that these snakes are venomous and deadly. Here in Thailand it is a pervasive myth. There are many kinds of blind snakes in Thailand, and also some small legless skinks that resemble snakes. These snakes resemble thin black … Read more