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Snakes of Thailand

Snakes of Thailand Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Dendrelaphis (Bronzeback Snakes)

Blue Bronzeback Snake
Picture: J. Bulian

Distribution area Blue Bronzeback Snake
(ngu sai man fa kieo)

Length: Up to 133 cm

Distribution area: Southern Thailand up to Phuket.

Behaviour/habitat: The Striped Bronzeback Snake is a quick, nervous snake. It lives in bushes and in the trees of hilly areas and can move just as quickly along a branch as on the ground. The snake is active during the day. It feeds on lizards and frogs.

Danger level: None
Dendrelaphis pictus (Common Bronzeback Snake)
Picture: J. Bulian

Distribution area Dendrelaphis pictus (Common Bronzeback Snake)
(ngu sai man pra intra)

Length: approx. 120 cm

Distribution area: Whole of Thailand

Behaviour/habitat: The snake can be found in woods and on the agricultural lowlands. It is active during the day and at twilight. Its food is frogs and lizards. If threatened, this animal shows imposing defensive behaviour. It enlarges the surface area of the front of the body by flattening itself out to the sides.

Danger level:
Mildly-venomous/non-venomous snakes of Thailand
Venomous snakes of Thailand

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