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Snakes of Thailand

Snakes of Thailand Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Lycodon (Wolf Snakes)

Lycodon capucinus (Common Wolf snake)
Picture: J. Bulian

Distribution area Lycodon capucinus Lycodon capucinus (Common Wolf snake)
(ngu soi luang)

Size: 75 cm

Distribution area: To find all over Thailand

Behaviour: A nocturnal snake, which is also often found in human dwellings on the hunt for geckos and mice.

Danger level: Completely harmless.

Lycodon laoensis (Laotian Wolf Snake)
Picture: J. Bulian

Distribution area Lycodon laoensis Lycodon laoensis (Laotian Wolf Snake)
(ngu plong chanuan lao, ngu kan plong)

Size: to 50 cm, very thin

Distribution area:
In all of Thailand, usually in the hill and mountain country, also in the proximity of settlements.

Evening and night-active animals, which mostly are at the soil. Not very aggressively. Bites nevertheless with annoyance.

Danger level: Innocuous little aggressive snake.

Note: Danger of mistake with:
Bungarus fasciatus (Krait) venomous! Death Risk!
Boiga dendrophila
Mildly-venomous/non-venomous snakes of Thailand
Venomous snakes of Thailand

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