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Posted by: Not A Buffalo
« on: February 02, 2019, 08:22:38 PM »

We had another Snake visitor yesterday afternoon in the garden ( about 3pm - thought they would be sleeping! )
I touched it's tail end, it got a shock, and raced up through the bushes......
It was approx 2.0 metres long...
Posted by: Not A Buffalo
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:25:47 PM »

Many thanks for your comforting reply...
As "Her in Doors says"  Any good Snake is a Dead Snake....   ( chop chop chop Pad Kapow Snake 555 )
Posted by: Roger
« on: December 29, 2018, 02:08:46 PM »

Hello Not a Buffalo. Nice to see you around.

Good pic - I looked it up in my book - I think that's a 'Pope's Pit Viper' which grows to 80 cm and is described as 'venomous and dangerous'. Your pic is exact to my book pic ! There's at least 6 different kinds of pit vipers - some are brown but the green ones have brown at the tail. Easy to confuse with grass / tree snakes but that's a 'Popes'.

When I had a big garden - I always killed these for obvious reasons. I found one under a bucket inside a bucket once. Very nasty. You just don't want these hanging around. Being graphic about it, the blade of the spade behind the head works best as you saw  :stab

I used to find several rat snakes a week but just used to 'drive' them back out the gate - they follow the garden wall with me banging the spade behind them, (ratsnakes are no problem). Also found a cobra and a blue krait, but only once I'm glad to say.

Johnnie - your pic - that's a rat snake is it not ? They move quickly when chased - if cornered they can rear up - cobra style - the bite is dirty but not venomous.


Posted by: Not A Buffalo
« on: December 29, 2018, 08:19:39 AM »

We too get the odd visitor in the garden.
Recently under the wife's instruction, I was asked to kill a snake in the garden she has spotted whilst watering the garden at dusk.
Wife's logic... Any dead snake is a good snake ( kill 1st and ask the snake questions later! )
Not sure if it was or was not poisonous - it refused to answer questions after it was dead!
Two things to mention from this experience....
1)  Snakes are harder to chop in half with a spade than you may have imagined.

2)  When your wife tells you to hit the snake of the head with the spade - do just that... quickly
Posted by: Taman Tun
« on: December 28, 2018, 06:33:31 PM »

So far, I have not seen one in our yard but we have the occasional sightings in the Soi.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:14:20 PM »

Had a visitor at lunch-time today:

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:29:46 PM »

That visitor had breakfast in my backyard this morning:

Is a Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata ornatissima), not very dangerous, its bite just causes pain.
Posted by: Sotonowl
« on: November 28, 2017, 10:18:30 PM »

Thanks for all the replies, I really should have known better than to ask.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:13:38 PM »

I bet the snake was terrified lol
Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 22, 2017, 05:29:05 PM »

Hi sotonowL, there's an interesting thread below about the feared creatures

Man Wins Desperate Struggle to Free Penis From Toilet Python
Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:23:04 PM »

YES ... Me too kev. The story goes ...

The video, first posted Nov. 7 by Godzillanoi Kephet, shows the elderly woman seize the snake by the tail and perform a ferocious overhead swing to end its existence.

“Again, granny, it’s not dead yet!” the videographer can be heard shouting as the granny whacks the snake with such force she decapitates it.

“It’s dead now, granny,” he says as she reveals the reason for the alleged revenge-killing:

“It ate my toads!”
Posted by: Kev
« on: November 22, 2017, 06:48:38 AM »

Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:43:04 PM »

Have no fear the surin granny's here - the clip racked up more than 3 million views

Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:25:42 PM »

Kukari, Vipers, Pythons, Rat Snakes.....we have most of them along with the occasional Cobra.
Posted by: Sotonowl
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:35:10 AM »

How prevalent are snakes in and around Korat?
What type of snakes inhabit the area?
Any dangerous snakes?
Have you ever had them in your home or room?
What's your experiences with snakes in Korat?