Here are some snake photos I’ve taken over the years in Thailand. If you want to add yours – send them and tell me your full name for the copyright notice.
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Wagler’s Pit Viper Copyright – Emilios Kattides
Malayan Bridle Snakes look just like Malayan Kraits – and yet, not dangerous.
Green Pit Viper – copyright Jeremy ________ (will add name here shortly)
Juvenile Monocled Cobra – quite deadly when small too.
Dog-toothed Cat Snake – Boiga cynodon – bird eaters / egg eaters.
Red Tailed Pipe Snake – harmless, great snake to introduce to kids.
Indo Malayan Mountain Pit Viper – a small boy was kicking this when his father saw him.
Another Mangrove Pit Viper – color variation is wide. Copyright Carlton.
Reticulated Pythons – biggest Thailand snake. Constrictors, no venom.
Blood python – very, very strong.
Two banded kraits mating. Copyright _______ ______.
Ridley’s Racer – rat snake, common in caves catching bats out of the air.
Banded Krait – Bungarus fasciatus – deadly, active at night.
Speckled Coral Snake – Venomous, probably deadly, but the mouth is too small to bite humans easily.
A very fast King Cobra – we have a video about this one. Wow.
Monocled Cobra bite (Naja kaouthia) this was about 4th time bitten.
Mangrove Pit Viper found in Krabi mangroves.
Copperheaded Racers and Indo-Chinese Rat Snakes – harmless.
Rat Snake bites a king cobra.
Angry King Cobras strike with mouth open.
Nothing more awesome than a big king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
Mangrove Pit Viper – my favorite viper
Checkered Keelback – Xenochrophis piscator (ID not 100%)
Juvenile Red Necked Keelback. Dangerous, potentially deadly, venomous, and poisonous.
Luke Yeomans sent this with an email as we corresponded. A baby king cobra.
Dangerous and potentially deadly, this small snake looks harmless enough. The Small-spotted Coral Snake (Calliophis maculiceps).
Malayan Pit Viper. Copyright John Helm.
Red Necked keelback – do not keep as a pet – can cause serious kidney damage.
Golden Tree Snake
Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma)
Golden Tree Snake – aka Flying Snake. Not dangerous. Quite fast in trees.
Girl holding a red tailed racer (rat snake) – harmless.
Copperheaded Racer – rat snake. Not dangerous.
Puff Faced Water Snake – Homalopsis buccata. Usually don’t bite – this one struck a lot.
Red Tailed Pipe Snake
Juvenile striped bronzeback snake.
Jackie hand-holding Monocled Cobra
Mangrove Cat Snake – slightly venomous
Malayan Krait – deadly.
Red Tailed Racers – one of the favorite foods for king cobras.
Small Malalan Pit Viper in water bottle.
Paradise Tree Snake eating gecko. Copyright David Joseph.
Beautiful Viper or Brown Spotted Green Viper.
Red Tailed racers can often be hand-held without biting.
A bitey puff-faced watersnake (Homalopsis buccata).
Dog Toothed Cat Snake.
Oriental Whip Snake – not dangerous. Come in brown too.
Malayan Pit Viper – reddish / Pink. Very dangerous and deadly. Calloselasma rhodostoma.
Keeled Rat Snake – Ptyas carinatus – in front of blood python.
Malayan Pit VIper in a red / pink variety
Red Necked Keelbacks are now considered quite dangerous and potentially deadly.
Red Tailed Racers have blue and black tongues.
Malayan Pit Viper – venomous – deadly.
Red Tailed Racers have green or blue eyes.
Brown Whip Snake – very uncommon in Thailand.