In Bangkok I could sometimes go weeks between snake finds. When the herping was tough, I said “just wait for the rainy season”. The rainy season is when many snakes become active that would 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 juvenile Banded Kukri Snake, which immediately went into defensive position:

Juvenile Banded Kukri Snake (Oligodon fasciolatus) in defensive position

The habitat I found it in:

A little later I found a Striped Kukri Snake:

Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon taeniatus) dorsal stripe
Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon taeniatus) juvenile
Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon taeniatus)

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:

Red-tailed Pipe Snake (Cylindrophis ruffus) dorsal view
Red-tailed Pipe Snake Cylindrophis rufus

Habitat shot

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.