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Snakes Commonly Found in Bali
As our photography improves we will add better photos
White Lipped Green Pit Viper.. Venomous and will defend itself vigorously.
Usually found in trees but quite happy in cupboards etc
Spitting Cobra... Very venomous and should not be approached as very defensive if attacked. They can spit venom and hit you in the eyes every time from a distance of 2 metres resulting in a lot of pain and temporary blindness. Mostly seen as green but some are almost black in colour. Most of the time they do not flare their hoods so this can make casual identification difficult. Usually found at ground level but can climb quite actively when chased. Often live in old rat holes etc so its a good idea to fill any holes you find around your garden. The one in the third photo had his home in the middle of a water feature and was quite comfortable in there
King Cobra. Largest of the cobra family and potentially deadly if provoked. The biggest we have relocated in Bali was 3.6metres. These magnificent snakes are probably highly endangered now as reports of them are becoming few and far between
Banded Krait...Possibly the most deadly snake here.. We have never seen one longer than 1000mm but there are reports of larger ones in Java... These are rarely seen but have definitely caused deaths in Bali
The one in this picture is the most commonly seen colour but others are nearly jet black with no white
Gold Ringed Mangrove snake are mildly venomous very attractive snakes of no danger to humans but will defend themselves strongly. As shown here they are not just black and gold but also come in black with white rings and there are also red and gold ones in Java
These are harmless Tree Snakes commonly brought home by cats
Reticulated Pythons can reach over 4 metres in Bali but are harmless to humans and will only bite if attacked or provoked
Body length up to 175 mm, but rarely longer than 15 cm. and mostly about 10 cm or less.
Species :Lycodon subcinctus
Other name :Malayan Banded Wolf Snake
Total length :Maximum 90 cm.
Scientific Name: Coelognathus flavolineatus
.Typical markings on the head and neck.
.Close-up of the same specimen showing the arrangement of dark stripes on the head and neck.
.Full body shot showing the yellow vertebral stripe and the posterior two-thirds of the body which is dark grey to black.
Family : COLUBRIDAE
Species : Coelognathus flavolineatus
Maximum Size : 1.8 metres
Rat Snake (Ptyas korros)
Javan keelback water snake (Xenochrophis melanozostus)
The species was previously included within the widespread species Xenochrophis piscator
Spotted keelback (Rhabdophis chrysargos)Non venomous