Bangkok’s Reptiles and Amphibians
The city of Bangkok is a fantastic place to find reptiles and amphibians, or “herps”. Bangkok’s herps include the tiny Ornate Narrowmouth Frogs and Brahminy Blind Snakes that you can find in your garden up to the giant Water Monitors and Reticulated Pythons that roam the canals. This website should help you identify the herps you find and learn more about their habits and contribution to our ecosystem.
The menu on the right has keys to identifying the reptiles and amphibians that live in Bangkok. If you’re trying to identify an animal and aren’t sure what species it might be, just click on the correct group and you’ll be able to see them categorized by appearance. If you prefer to search through the species accounts by family instead, just move your mouse button over the menu on the top of the page and click on the appropriate family group.
You can also look at the following categories of reptiles and amphibians:
This website covers Bangkok and the surrounding area. For information on reptiles in the rest of Thailand, check out A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia and A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand at any English-language Bangkok bookstore.
An article on my experiences herping in Asia’s cities can be found in the July 2012 issue of Herp Nation Magazine.
Take time to explore the site, leave comments on anything that interests you, and happy herping!