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  Red-necked Keelback

 

Intense hematoxic venom. No known anti-venom, may be fatal!

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This colourful snake, near Sai Yok National Park in Kanchanaburi province, is known as a Red-necked Keelback and is recognizable by the greenish hue with yellow and red regions in the vicinity of its neck and throat.

 

  Red-necked Keelback

 

It grows to over a meter in length and typically dwells near rivers and pools, where it hunts for frogs. This rear-fanged species was previously thought to be harmless, but following a fatality due to its venomous bite, the toxicity of its poison was investigated and as a result it was re-classified as dangerous. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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See also WILDLIFE PICTURES (1) and (2).