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Burmese Python with Darker Color Profile

Snakes come in all different colors. Even snakes of the same species can have quite different coloration depending on region, or sometimes just living next to each other in Thailand’s wild. This is a Burmese Python sent to me by a friend. Quite dark compared to most I’ve seen here in Southern Thailand. Recently a … Read more

Red Tailed Racer – Non-Venomous – Not Dangerous

Gonyosoma oxycephalum, the red-tailed racer is a common Thailand rat snake which forages on the ground and primarily in the trees and bushes for birds and eggs.

[Last Updated: 6 June 2022] These Red Tailed Racers are beautiful green snakes (งูเขียว) with a grey or reddish tail. They are non-venomous but big enough to give you a strong bite. These snakes live for about 15 years on average – if they don’t encounter a predator like the King cobra. Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Red … Read more

Oriental Rat Snake – INFO and PHOTOS

A big oriental rat snake (Ptyas mucosus) eats a radiated rat snake (Coelognathus radiata).

Ptyas mucosus (Oriental rat snake) Previously known as Ptyas mucosa. Thai: (ngu sing hang lai) Length: Up to 370 cm but usually under 3 meters. Range: Throughout Thailand, and common in Hua Hin area. Habitat: The Oriental Rat snake prefers open forests, and at times comes into residential areas. I have had a number of ID requests … 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