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Banded Mangrove Snake – Venomous – Mildly Dangerous

(Page Updated: 6 September 2016) Mangrove Cat Snake – Boiga dendrophila Thais say: Ngoo plong tong Length: Up to 250 cm Description: This is a long, strong snake with a rather pronounced vertebral column. The head is black on the top with bright yellow supralabial scales which have black edges, producing a striking effect. The … Read more

Mock Viper – Psammodynastes pulverulentus – Not Dangerous

(Page Updated: 22 November 2017) Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Mock Viper, Dusky Mock Viper, Common Mock Viper) Thais say: ngoo mok Length: Adults average about 75 cm (28 inches) Range: All over Thailand and southeast Asia including Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam – even getting over to Nepal and the other way, Taiwan. Habitat: Typically the mock vipers enjoy hilly … Read more

Thailand Snake Journal – Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute

Yesterday I went to the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute created by the Thai Red Cross Society in Bangkok, Thailand. Doesn’t sound like it has anything to do with snakes – does it? It’s all about snakes in Thailand actually. This institute is located on the or next to the Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital – a very … Read more