Bangkok’s Reptiles and Amphibians
The city of Bangkok is a wonderful place to find reptiles and amphibians, or “herps”. Bangkok’s herps include the minuscule Ornate Narrowmouth Frogs and Brahminy Blind Snakes that you can find in your garden up to the magnificent Water Monitors and Reticulated Pythons that roam the canals. This website can help you to identify the herps you find and learn more about their habits and contribution to our ecosystem.
Use the keys on the menu on the right to identify the reptiles and amphibians in Bangkok. Just click on the correct species group and you’ll be able to see photos categorized by appearance. You can also click on the links below:
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. I have also incorporated reptiles and amphibians from the rest of Thailand at the bottom of this species list.
For stories about herping, you can read the Herping Adventures in Bangkok page. An article on my experiences herping in Bangkok and other Asian megacities 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!
Note – all text information on this blog is © 2017 Jonathan Hakim, under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/. The photos retain their individual copyright by photographer. Please ask for permission before using any photos from this site.