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Thailand Snake Journal – Malayan Krait – Bungarus candidus

Finally caught one of these buggers. They are rather rare in southern Thailand, but tonight I was able to bag one and will take some images and videos in the morning.

These snakes have a very high morbidity rate for victims bitten, and though I used a lot of care when catching and bagging it – still I was quite nervous handling this snake. It was nightfall and I couldn’t get a great grip on him with the tongs. He did slip through once as I waited for the snake bag my partner couldn’t find in my backpack! I was able to re-grab him before he got under a rock – and bagged him solid.

Will have photos and videos shortly.

Best night herping EVER because of catching this snake. I’ve been wanting to catch one for, literally, years.