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Thailand Snake Journal – Dreaming About Snakes

Last night I dreamed that I was driving down the road in the back of a pickup truck. We started past a guy trying to catch something in a tree. I screamed – STOP! Told the driver to backup. I told the guy trying to catch a snake in the tree – I’ll get it! I’ll get it! Of course I just happened to have my tongs and snake hook in the truck with me.

I proceeded to catch a .75m banded krait – from high up in a tree. Yeah, I know, they’re not real keen on climbing.

While I was catching that one, I saw a giant insect of some sort – and caught that with the tongs too. Turns out it was a new species and I caught the first one ever.

Then just as I put the krait into the snake-bag there was one more snake trying to get away – very well camouflaged against the light colored tree bark. It was almost invisible. I had no idea what that snake was, and didn’t try to catch it as it was too fast and big – and I didn’t know – was it deadly? What was that snake? It was a fantasy snake… lol.

So, looks like Vern better get herping because I’m dreaming about snakes now. I never dream. It’s been a while since I caught a snake now… will see what I can do over the next week.

If you’re interested in herping in Thailand – let me know. There are some great places to catch snakes here – and you’ll have what might amount to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.




Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping tours and events to find king cobras, kraits, vipers, corals, keelbacks, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has over 200 snake species. Here's our latest book with detailed information on Thailand's 35 Deadly Snakes. "Is That Snake In Your House Dangerous? Identify Deadly Thailand Snakes In Under 5 Minutes!" INFO HERE.

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