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Blue Malaysian Coral Snake – Venomous – Deadly

The Blue Malaysian Coral Snake is a venomous elapid and is one of the most strikingly beautiful snakes you’ll ever see. I’ve been lucky enough to see one crossing the road in southern Thailand and I didn’t have any snake hook to grab him. [Last updated: 28 November 2019] Calliophis bivirgata flaviceps (Blue Malaysian Coral Snake, … 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

Green Keelback – Assumed Venomous

Rhabdophis nigrocinctus (Green Keelback) [Last Updated: 26 November 2019] Thai: (noo ly sab keow kwan dam) Appearance: Green snake (งูเขียว) with thin black bands down the length of the body, a pink and red neck and head with strong black diagonal lines from the eyes – similar to other Thailand keelbacks. Length: Up to 90 … Read more

Thailand Snake Photos – Green Pit Viper

A reader, Jeremy Gatten, sent this photo (used with permission) of a green pit viper he found one night while looking for owls near Wat Tham Pha Plong near Chiang Dao in Thailand’s north. I was thinking it was. He had squatted down to rest and heard a little rustle in the brush – and … Read more