Many visitors to Thailand want to know if there are snakes here.
Are there snakes in Krabi?
Yes, sure there are! But, let me give you some idea about what you might expect if you come to Krabi for vacation.
The website, “ThailandSnakes.com” covers snakes really well with lots of photos and even a couple of great books on the subject, some of them free. If you fear being bitten by a venomous snake – at least know what to do when you are bitten by one. Get this venomous snake book and you’ll know the first aid procedures and where to get the antivenom if your hospital doesn’t have it.
There are tours to go out looking in the rainforest and other areas for venomous and non-venomous snakes. If you go out looking, you will probably find a snake or two. You’ll have to look very hard for them, and if you know where to look, and when – you’ll find something. There are more snakes to find at night than during the day.
If you are vacationing in Krabi province you will almost definitely NOT see a snake during the daytime, or night time. It’s just not very likely at all. Even people that come to Krabi to go looking for snakes don’t always find even one in a couple of hours of looking.
What snakes should you be cautious of in Krabi?
There are 35 deadly snakes in Thailand, but not all of them are in Krabi. Still we have a lot!
The Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma), the snake shown at the top of this page. The color can vary from dark brown, to light brown, to a reddish color like you see here. These snakes coil up in grass or on concrete and just sit there still. They don’t move even if you are right about to step on it, so do be careful at night time to always bring a light with you. These snakes are active by night primarily, but you may still see on in the daytime.
I had one on my porch on the first day we moved into a new townhouse in Krabi town. If you see this snake in Krabi, call the EMS (emergency medical) staff or police and they will remove it for you. You should give them 500 THB or so for their trouble.
The biggest pests in Krabi, and really all of Thailand – are mosquitos. Use protection – DEET 50 or more, and you will most likely be OK.
I would not be concerned about snakes in the province. If you want to find snakes while you’re here, let us know by contacting us through the tour link or join the Thailand Snakes Facebook group and send them a message there.