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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 name for the snake. Names in Thai are descriptive of what the snake looks like or does, so it helps little to...

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King Cobra – Largest Venomous Snake in World

King Cobra - Worst Snake to be Bitten By in Thailand. Death can occur in 10 minutes.

KING COBRA (Ophiophagus hannah – Thailand King Cobra) In Greek, ‘snake eater.’ Sometimes called ‘Hamadryad.’ Discovered and described by Danish naturalist, Theodore Edward Cantor in 1836. The species name, hannah reflects the snake’s arboreal habits, from Greek mythology it refers to tree dwelling nymphs of the same name. IDENTIFICATION Ophiophagus hannah occupies its own genus, Ophiophagus. This is different from other cobras in the Naja genus which have multiple species within the genus. There has been talk...

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Brown-Spotted Green Pit Viper – Venomous and Dangerous

Trimeresurus venustus, previously Cryptelytrops venustus (Brown-spotted Green Pit Viper, Beautiful Pit Viper) [Last Updated: 28 November 2019] Appearance: Green snake (งูเขียว) with brown or reddish-orange scales which may form bands across the width of the snake. Triangular pit viper head. Thais Say: Haang Ham tai Length: average 40-70 cm Range: Chumpon to Krabi Province in Thailand. I have found them in Krabi and Surat Thani provinces. Notes: I found this one in the picture on a small hill at...

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