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Family: Colubridae

Subfamily: Colubrinae

Genus: Lycodon (Wolf Snakes)

Snake_Lycodon capucinus

Map_Thailand_67Picture: J. Bulian

Lycodon capucinus (Common Wolf snake)

Thai: ThaiSnakeName-Lycodon capucinus (ngu soi luang)

Size: 75 cm

Distribution: To find all over Thailand

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

Danger: Completely harmless.


Map_Thailand_67Picture: J. Bulian

Lycodon laoensis (Laotian Wolf Snake)

Thai: ThaiSnakeName-Lycodon laoensis
(ngu plong chanuan lao, ngu kan plong)

Size: to 50 cm, very thin

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: Innocuous little aggressive snake.

Note: Danger of mistake with:

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