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Thailand Snake Note – Calling Thailand Herpetologists & Snake Enthusiasts

Oriental Whip Snake in Thailand - venomous, not deadly.

Calling Thailand Herpetologists & Snake Enthusiasts

If you have an interest in the snakes of Thailand I’d love to hear from you. This site just started a few months ago, but already it is generating a lot of interest around the subject of Thailand snakes.

I have a couple of ideas in mind for creating jobs in Thailand for local Thais and 1-2 foreigners living in Thailand. The main idea I have in mind will require incorporation as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people learn more about the snakes of the world. There are grants to chase for the subject I have in mind. Ideally, I’ll be able to team up with 1-2 herpetologists in Thailand, and a number of snake enthusiasts that want to be part of this non-profit.

Having herpetologists on the team is essential if we’re going to chase grant money.

That said,  I don’t know that I’ll be able to reach herpetologists interested in the project as most have their full-time careers to think about and don’t have much time for a start-up project.

If I can get some knowledgeable snake enthusiasts interested in the project, that can work also, because the project I’m thinking about need not be started by a non-profit agency. We can do it ourselves and ask herpetologists to review it as we finish sections of it.

I know this is making little sense to you yet because I don’t want to share the idea with the world – for fear it will be copied.

Contact me if you’re interested in a big project that will make a difference in many people’s lives, even saving lives, and helping to educate the public – of all nations – about the dangers of, and the benefits of these amazing creatures called snakes.



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  1. Vern,

    Firstly, congratulations on the site. Some very useful and easily understood information. I’m coming to Southern Thailand in April 2015, First 3 days in Khao Lak, followed by 4 days in Phuket (area of Karon Beach). Can you give any estimation of the possibilities for Herps in these areas? My prime interest is in photography. I’m not exactly a competent field herper, so I won’t be bringing hooks or tongs with me (i’m too scared of causing inadvertant damage to the animals), so I rely on the camera! Any additional information you can provide would be invaluable!



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