Thailand has approximately 60 snake species that are considered venomous and potentially dangerous to human beings. Thirty of them are on land, and deadly.
What is the most venomous snake in Thailand?
The Monocled Cobra is one of the most dangerous snakes that can be found in Thailand. Often growing past 2 metres in length, they’re still incredibly agile and swift, and their venom is extremely potent and life threatening to humans. The Monocled Cobra is definitely one to avoid.
Does Thailand have deadly snakes?
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?
Snakebites per year: 8,800 – 14,600.
How common are snakes 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.
Do you get king cobras in Thailand?
They are distributed across the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the southern area of East Asia, in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Mating season for King Cobras is during January.