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Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) PHOTOS and VIDEO

Paradise tree snake in bush in Thailand. ©Vern Lovic.

[Last Updated: 29 April 2017] These are great snakes for a couple of reasons. Number 1 – their colors. This snake looks like Christmas – right? Amazing oranges, greens, and blacks make it very unique. Number 2? They fly. Well, they glide very far when they jump from a high vantage point. They can glide … Read more

Oriental Rat Snake – INFO and PHOTOS

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

Name: 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 … Read more

Oriental Whip Snake – Mildly Venomous and Not Dangerous

The oriental whip snake is a very common rear-fanged venomous snake found here in Thailand’s rain forests. You can find these snakes in the trees during the day, I have even seen them crossing my path twice on trips up a small local mountain in southern Thailand. The beauty of these snakes is legendary. There … Read more

Mangrove Pit Viper – Venomous – Dangerous

[Page Updated: 2 July 2021] Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus – Mangove Pit Viper Also known as mangrove viper, shore pit viper, Gray’s pit viper, purple-spotted pit viper, and shore pit viper. In the past (2004-2011) this snake was called Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus. Thais Say: Ngoo pang ka. Please keep in mind almost no Thais you meet will know this … Read more