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Venomous Snakebites and Near Misses (EBook, PDF Book)

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Venomous Snakebites and Near Misses Some scary stories about people who came too close to getting a bite (including the author), and those to actually received bites from some of the most potent venomous snakes in the world. Good reading, I think you’re going to like it! SOME OF THE SNAKES COVERED: King Cobra Monocled … Read more

Malayan Krait – Blue Krait | Bungarus candidus | Highly Toxic Venom

Note – About 50% of all bites from this krait results in human death – even with the administration of antivenin (antivenom). Death is the usual result if no treatment is given. The closely related Bungarus multicinctus is ranked 3rd in the world for the toxicity of venom based on some LD-50 data (terrestrial snakes). … Read more

Monocled Cobras – Venomous – Very Deadly

Juvenile Monocled Cobra in Thailand.

[Last Updated: 1 May 2022] Naja kaouthia – Monocled Cobra The monocled cobra is one of Thailand’s most deadly snakes – with highly toxic (neurotoxic + cytotoxic) venom. One bite on your toe from one that jumps out from under your outdoor refrigerator can kill you. I heard the story direct from a woman which … Read more

Small Spotted Coral Snake – Venomous – Dangerous

“Calliophis maculiceps” (Speckled coral snake, Small-spotted Coral Snake) [Last updated: 28 November 2019] Length: Average max length is 35 cm Range: These small coral snakes are found all over Thailand and some other countries in Asia. I have seen a couple dozen of these snakes in southern Thailand, usually found by people in their potted plants … Read more

Wagler’s Pit Viper – Venomous and Dangerous

Venomous Wagler's pit viper striking in the rainforest.

Tropidolaemus wagleri – also called: Wagler’s Pit viper; temple viper; bamboo snake; speckled pit viper [Last Updated: 28 November 2019] Thais say: ngoo keow took geh Length: Average length of 60 cm. Male smaller than female. Female maximum length at 100 cm. Appearance: Wagler’s pit viper is a short green (งูเขียว) pit viper and the female … Read more