Are there venomous snakes in Thailand?
Thailand has an abundance of venomous snakes. Among the neurotoxic family Elapidae, there are three species of the genus Naja (cobras), three of the genus Bungarus (kraits), and the king cobra of the genus Ophiophagus. Other Elapidae snakes in Thailand include sea snakes and Asian coral snakes of the genus Calliophis.
How many snakes bite a year in Thailand?
One source, Suchai Suteparuk, M.D., Division of Toxicology, at Thailand’s most prestigious school Chulalongkorn University, cites in his paper “Bites & Stings in Thailand” there are about 7,000 bites by snakes in Thailand and about 30 deaths per year due to venomous snakebite (http://www.tm.mahidol.ac.th/jitmm2008/ …
What is the biggest snake in Thailand?
The Reticulated Python is found throughout Southeast Asia, and is very common here in Thailand. This snake reaches a maximum length of approximately 30 feet long (near 10 meters), and is one of few snakes which can be considered dangerous to human beings, sometimes preying on children or people sleeping.
How common are snake bites in Thailand?
Snakes in Thailand are common – but, not commonly seen. You probably won’t see more than 1-2 per year. They almost definitely will not bite you if you do see them. Even if one bites you – it probably won’t be deadly.
Where are the snakes in Thailand?
Chatuchak, Suan Luang, Bang Khun Thian and Bueng Kum are among other areas where snakes are frequently found in people’s residences. And this is just what the situation is like in the capital. In other parts of the country, it’s likely to be worse.