snakes

  • Thailand

    Southern Thai man strikes gold with rare cobra encounter

    A rare golden cobra slithered into a rubber plantation in Satun province in southern Thailand on Thursday. Sitthinai Soisuwan was walking in the rubber plantation behind his house in Satun province when he spotted an unusual golden snake. Sitthinai said the snake flared its hood and threatened him. Captivated by its beauty, Sitthinai didn’t think about the snake’s potentially deadly…

  • Pattaya

    Pattaya rescuer hospitalised after being startled by a Python

    Photo by The Pattaya News. A python scared a Pattaya rescuer out of his truck early on Wednesday morning, resulting in a head injury for the poor rescuer. A team from the Pattaya Emergency Responder Unit had gone to the Pattaya Park Hotel hotel on Soi 12 to collect the 4 metre long snake from a tree. The team successfully…

  • World

    Snakes have clitorises, scientists discover

    In perhaps the most random development you’ll hear about today, scientists discovered that female snakes have clitorises. In a study published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers found that snakes have two individual clitorises, called hemiclitores. The hemiclitores are separated by tissue and hidden by the skin on the underside of the tail. The study’s…

  • Indonesia

    Missing Indonesian woman’s body found inside giant python

    A python swallowed a woman whole in Jambi, on the east coast of Jakarta in Indonesia, on Sunday, according to Indonesian police. Jahrah, a 54 year old worker at a rubber plantation from Betara District, did not return home from work on Sunday. Jahrah’s husband reported Jahrah missing that night. The next day, villagers found a python with a huge…

  • Thailand

    Beware of snakes when the Chao Phraya river overflows, officials warn

    As Bangkok and Pathum Thani prepare for the Chao Phraya river to overflow, officials warn people affected by floods to look out for poisonous snakes, scorpions, and centipedes. Water levels in the Chao Phraya river are reaching breaking point in lower central Thailand. The river is teeming with snakes which will flood into urban areas when the river overflows, warns…

  • Thailand

    VIDEO: King cobra slithers into closet in southern Thailand

    A terrified homeowner in Trang province, southern Thailand, woke up yesterday morning to find a 2.1 metre long king cobra taking a nap in his wardrobe. He locked the snake inside the closet and urgently called a rescue team for help. At 9am, a snake rescue foundation received a request for help from a villager in Palian district and deployed…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok nabs 60,000 snakes a year, 1 reported every 15 minutes

    Bangkok is well known for its hundreds of temples and thousands of… snakes. Emergency hotline employees reported that they capture and remove around 60,000 snakes per year in the capital city. Calls come in for help with snake removal at an average rate of about one every 15 minutes throughout the day. The 199 hotline handles calls regarding snakes in…

  • Pattaya

    Pattaya vendors grumpy about python and homeless people bothering customers

    Just a normal day in Pattaya. Vendors in Pattaya are grumpy that homeless people have been bothering customers, and a huge python added to the chaos on Friday. According to vendors at South Pattaya’s Wat Chaimongkol Market, homeless people have been sexually harassing female customers, speaking crudely to them. Many vagrants camp out on sidewalks around the market. Then on…

  • Pattaya

    Rescuers capture massive python from Pattaya house

    Rescuers have managed to capture a massive python that slithered its way into a Pattaya home on Friday night, terrifying the house owner. The owner, 34 year old Sukanya Boonla, told The Pattaya News that she saw the five metres’ long beast behind a water tank. She said, “…it was very big, so I just ran and called for help.”…

  • Bangkok

    More than 600 endangered or prohibited animals seized at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Wildlife officials and the Thai Customs Department have seized more than 600 endangered or prohibited animals at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. The animals were delivered from a middle east country via Egypt Air. The information about the sender hasn’t been reported at this stage of the investigation. Yesterday, the Manager of the Wildlife Checkpoint at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Yossathon Kongngen, told…

  • Thailand

    100 snakes emerge from flooded sewer in Chon Buri

    For the first time in hisssstory… more than 100 snakes popped up out of a flooded sewer in eastern Thailand’s Chon Buri province. The snakes were caught and safely released into a natural setting yesterday afternoon, fangs to some brave volunteers. Water from “Ang Kep Nam Nong Nam Kiao”— or “The Green Reservoir” — in Chon Buri province was released…

  • North East

    ‘Furry Green’ snake discovered in Northeast Thailand

    One thing we don’t usually need in Thailand is a fur coat. Unless you’re a snake. A local of Sakhon Nakhon province in Northeast Thailand has discovered a rare species of snake just near his home last month… a snake with green fur. Lots of green fur! The local man, Tu, is now awaiting for authorities to identify the strange…

  • Video

    Thailand News Update | Thai F-16 fighter crashed during a training session

    The National Energy Policy Committee is meeting today to discuss Thailand’s soaring energy prices, including efforts to maintain the cap on diesel prices at below 30 baht a litre. Like the rest of the world, Thailand is suffering under a wave of inflation and high energy costs at the moment. Yesterday the Deputy PM and Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow said…

  • Thailand

    Horny sea snakes may be confusing divers with female snakes, says new study

    A new study says highly venomous olive sea snakes might “attack” scuba divers as part of the snakes’ courtship ritual. The news clears up some of the confusion for divers who have reported interactions with the snakes, which can grow over 2 metres long. The interactions include the snakes chasing and biting the divers. The study, published in Scientific Reports,…

  • Thailand

    No drinking of snake blood at this year’s Cobra Gold military exercise, PETA says

    The controversial practice of decapitating snakes and pouring the blood into soldiers’ mouths is apparently no longer part of the jungle survival training for US and other foreign troops at Thailand’s annual Cobra Gold military exercise. PETA, or the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has been calling for an end to the snake blood exercise and the killing…

  • World

    Snake pops out of Australian grocery store shelf, local woman helps catch and release reptile

    A python emerged from a grocery store shelf in Sydney, a city on Australia’s east coast, and surprised a grocery store patron earlier this week. 25 year old Helaina Alati, was shopping at a Woolworths when the 3 metre long snake pushed itself out of a shelf full of spices. Reportedly, the Woolworths supermarket is situated on edge of a…

  • Northern Thailand

    Dozens of python eggs found underneath home

    A homeowner in Phitsanulok, a northern Thai province, had a surprise that many would see as far from lucky, yesterday. 45 python eggs were discovered underneath their home. A discovery the owners interpret as a sign of good luck. The Phitsanulok emergency rescue team had been brought to the area after a homeowner had found sizeable amounts of snakeskins behind…

  • Thailand

    Trang villagers set up nets to catch snakes after 20 king cobras were spotted

    After 20 king cobras were spotted and reports of a person dying from a snakebite, locals at a village in Trang’s Banpho area set up nets along the roads to catch the snakes. The net idea hasn’t worked so far. The head of the provincial emergency response team, Chokechai Phraethanareung, says they look into other methods to catch the snakes,…

  • North East

    King cobra pops up at Korat night market

    PHOTO: www.herpingthailand.com Villagers in Isaan, north-east Thailand, got a bit of a surprise when a king cobra, measuring 4½ metres in length and weighing 6 kilos, turned up at a market in Korat. Seeing the snake glide into the market area, residents contacted the local rescue team, who managed to successfully catch the intruder, who was curled up under one of…

  • Bangkok

    Armed Mercedes owner releases snakes onto road outside Central World

    PHOTOS: JS100 Radio An incident has caused bedlam and stopped traffic outside Central World in Bangkok. A man armed with a knife stopped his new black Mercedes in the middle of the road. He then started releasing snakes out of a blue bag onto the road in front of the bewildered passersby. Footage from the incident shared on Twitter shows the…

  • North East

    Snakes! 2,000+ snakes seized in Thai-Laos border sting

    182 baskets containing 2,730 rat snakes and cobras – worth 1 million baht in total – have been intercepted as they were about to be smuggled out of Thailand and into Laos. Mukdahan Wild Animals Checkpoint officials were joined by personnel from other agencies in confiscating the reptilian cache. Mukdahan is located on the far north-eastern Thai-Laos border Following a tip-off…

  • Krabi

    Injured three metre king cobra caught in Krabi

    PHOTOS: Krabi Pitak Pracha Foundation An injured three metre king cobra has been caught in Krabi today, the fourth king cobra caught in the past month in Krabi. Krabi Pitak Pracha rescue workers were notified that a snake was hiding inside a house in Krabi City. A rescue worker used a snake snare to catch the 3 metre reptile. The…