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BANGKOK 20 January 2019 04:03
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snake identification

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This snake made an unwelcome visit today into a house in a village in Surin province. The local opinion was that it was very dangerous. Just wandered if thats true and which snake it might be. Photos attached 

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Looks like a striped Kukri snake although difficult to tell without the colour but they only grow to 44cm and non-venomous. How long is it, it looks small in the pictures and I'm guessing by the underside that you killed it?. 

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I was on a Skype call to the lady at the time when she nearly stepped on it coming out of the house .On discovering it she then hit it a few times with a stick to kill it. It looked 50 - 70 cm . The family are used to seeing snakes and seemed very alarmed by this one. 

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Just wondering what one does with the information afterwards?

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My (Thai) wife abhors my interest in reptiles and always tells me 'Green snake very poison' and 'Black snake very poison' and 'Brown snake very poison' and.........You get the picture?

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I've finally, after living here for 25 years, persuaded my wife not to automatically kill every snake she sees. She's still afraid of them but at least she doesn't kill them. Most are harmless and non-aggressive unless you step on one. If someone stepped on me I might get upset too 😀

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Unless it "Rattles"; "Tries to squeeze you to death"; "have very beautiful striping" "striking hood" give it room to escape or call the pros for removal.

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8 hours ago, bubba45 said:

Thais kill everything.  

 

(sigh)

But Buddhists do not !

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8 hours ago, bubba45 said:

Thais kill everything.  

 

(sigh)

My Vietnamese family in he Mekong Delta as well, to SE Asians, every snake is a Cobra.  I on the other hand have been teaching the neighbors & kids to just leave them alone, they are more afraid of us than we are of them.

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7 hours ago, dotpoom said:

Just wondering what one does with the information afterwards?

Hopefully same as one should do with any new info...LEARN from it! Know the facts...the details...the truth. Expand your knowledge and teach someone else still ignorant to the facts and truth, in the case of a further encounter. 

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Does appear to be a Striped Kukri. The ventral (underside/belly) pic is pretty much diagnostic. Found this pic of the underside online. Pattern matches. 

 

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