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Snakes of Thailand


Snakes of Thailand Family: Xenpoeltidae (Sunbeam Snakes)
Genus: Xenpoeltis

Xenopeltis unicolor (Sunbeam Snake)
Picture: J. Bulian

Distribution area Xenopeltis unicolor Xenopeltis unicolor (Sunbeam Snake)
Thai:
(ngu säng atit, ngu leuam din)

Length: The male measures up to 92 cm, the female up to 114 cm.

Distribution area: Can be met in the whole of Thailand.

Behaviour/habitat: The snake is active at twilight and is nocturnally active. During the day, they like to hide themselves under rotting leaves and in compost and rubbish heaps. They eat frogs, lizards, other snakes and small rodents. They snake their tail is a warning if aggravated but do not generally bite.

Danger level: A harmless non-venomous snake
Mildly-venomous/non-venomous snakes of Thailand
Venomous snakes of Thailand


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