Sometimes in Bangkok I could go weeks or even months between snake finds. When the herping was tough, I said “just wait for the rainy season”. The rainy season is when all sorts of snakes become active that otherwise stay safely underground. Though I ended up spending most of the rainy season out-of-town, I did have by best-ever Bangkok snake day during a wet June afternoon.
During the rainy season I spent some time “flipping”, checking under rocks and logs for snakes and other animals. In order to preserve the habitat I always carefully put the objects back in place afterwards. By flipping I found out that one park was a kukri snake hotspot. On this “best day”, I first found a Banded Kukri Snake:
The habitat I found it in:
A little later I found a Striped Kukri Snake:
Its rather mundane habitat:
As usual, I found many Brahminy Blind Snakes:
And under a board next to a lake I found a beautiful young Red-tailed Pipe Snake:
All in all I found 7 snakes of 4 different species in just a few hours! Though I had one other seven-snake day in Bangkok, and a few other days where I saw 3 species of snake in the same day, this was the only time that I managed 4 different species in the same spot, so for me it was a special day. I hope you can get even more fortunate in your own snake searches.