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Puff Faced Water Snake – Non Venomous – Not Dangerous

[Page Updated: 28 November 2019] Homalopsis buccata (Puff-faced Water Snake) Thai – (ngu hua galog, ngu leuam ao) Size – Average length around 70 cm. Maximum about 120 centimeters. The young are very thin – like a pencil. The adults are thick – like a forearm or even a human leg. Description – Triangular head distinct … Read more

Plumbeous Water Snake – Venomous – Not Dangerous

The Plumbeous Water Snake (AKA: Rice Paddy Snake) is a venomous snake, though it is not dangerous to humans. [Page Updated: 28 November 2019] Enhydris plumbea (Plumbeous Water Snake, and Rice Paddy Snake Thais say: (ngoo bping) Length: average length for these snakes is about 50cm (19 inches) Range: The plumbeous water snake is found … Read more

Jagor’s Water Snake – Venomous – Not Dangerous

Thailand water snakes are close to or living in the water. You won’t likely see the Jagor’s water snake anywhere near your house or out in a Thailand park unless there is water there. Enhydris jagori (Jagor’s Water Snake) [Page Updated: 28 November 2019] Thais say: (ngoo sy rung ly kwang) Length: usually less than … Read more

Tentacled Water Snake – Venomous – Not Dangerous

Erpeton tentaculum (Tentacle Snake, Fishing Snake) [Page Updated: 28 November 2019] Thais say: (ngoo kra deng) Length: average snakes are up to 50-90 cm as adults. Range: Central and southern Thailand only Habitat: Tentacled water snakes are found in lakes, rice fields, streams, and other shallow water that is either moving or stagnant – especially … Read more

Homalopsis buccata Almost Rips My Finger Off

(Page Updated: 6 September 2016) OK, exaggerating a bit. OK, a lot. There is nothing quite like a bite from a snake, when you’re completely not expecting it. I’ve caught a number of these “Puff Faced Water Snakes” – Homalopsis buccata, and while one bit the tongs, none has ever attempted to strike at me. … Read more