Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Blanford’s Bridle Snake: this photograph may not be used without permission.

Dryocalamus davisonii or commonly known as the banded Malayan Wolf Snake or White-banded Wolf Snake is endemic to Southeast Asia in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, China, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand in which Kaeng Krachan National Park is a fantastic habitat for this snake.

This snake is nocturnalarboreal, and poisonous, colubrids are not venomous (or have venom that is not known to be harmful to humans) and are mostly harmless. So it can only be poisonous in nature in which it is not delivered by fangs like venom. Being poisonous by touch or direct contact or ingestion. Diet consists of Geckos and Skinks.

Kaeng Krachan National Park is a perfect habitat at lowland and montane forests and when the rangers shared this snake to us, it was real active and dangerous as it liked to strike anytime. Though it likes climbing the branch in which we had it photographed, one cannot trust this snake. It may seem docile but this snake can bite and hurt as it is aggressive.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 23, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Nitecore UNK1

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