Poisonous snakes found in Thailand are the Cobra, the King Cobra, the Banded Krait, the Russell's Viper, a few species of Pit Vipers and some species of Sea Snakes.
Numerous kinds of snakes other than mentioned above, though common in this country are not of importance to human lives because they are only slightly poisonous or nonpoisonous. Their bites often cause alarm but generally are not dangerous.
Each issue the Pattaya Times will feature a different type of snake that is found in the the Pattaya area starting with the most deadly, the Monocled Cobra.
The monocled cobra can grow up to 150 cm and is found relatively frequently throughout Thailand and in India, Nepal, Myanmar and south China.
This snake has a very powerful life threatening poison and are ground dwelling however they can climb and swim very well. They are equally at home in a wide variety of places: forest and shrub areas, as well as plantations, rice fields, pastures, villages and cities. They are active at night and day, but more often at night and feeds on rodents, frogs, toads, ducks and chicks.
When threatened they straighten up, spread their neck flat, and hiss. If you react calmly, they usually take flight. The monocled cobra mates in Thailand in the months of December and January. They vary in colour from light beige to dark brown and grey.
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