Poisonous Animals
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Danger Level: Not dangerous Painfull

Size: <10 cm
Biotope: Throughout Thailand, groundlevel only.
Characteristics: Coulour from grey to brown and black.
The Scorpions in Thailand do have poison, however so mild it is comparable to the sting of a bee or a wasp.
The sting is painfull but harmless, however some persons might develop allergic reactions so if possible immediatly desinfect.

Please do not kill these animals, but catch them and free them in the wild 


centipedes centipede
Danger Level: Not dangerous VERY Painfull

Size: up to 40 cm
Biotope: Throughout Thailand, mostly ground level, can however climb walls etc.
A bite is very painfull and can lead to serious infections. Seek medical help as soon as possible!

Please do not kill these animals, but catch them and free them in the wild 

spiders
Danger Level: Not dangerous Painfull
spider
Size: < 10 cm
The Spiders in Thailand do have poison, however so mild it is comparable to the sting of a bee or a wasp.
The sting is painfull but harmless, however some persons might devellop allergic reactions so if possible immediatly desinfect.

Please do not kill these animals, but catch them and free them in the wild 

dragonfish
Danger Level: Dangerous VERY Painfull

Biotope: At coastal regions, mostly in corallreefs.
 
Since these fish are not to be found near sandy beaches, swimming is not dangerous at these places. However near coralls and rocky coasts be very carefull, especially divers, and snorkelers.
This fish is very agressive. A sting from one of its needles brings immediate and extreem pain, and the infected aerea will start swelling immediatly !
Do not try to apply any aid whatsoever but seek medical help immediatly !

Please do not kill these animals 

stonefish stone fish
Danger Level: Very dangerous VERY Painfull

Biotope: At all rocky coasts.

These fish are masters in disguise, and on and between rocks practically invisible. This is one of the most poisonous animals of the sea. However they are very rare, and relatively shy, so that fatal accidents are more the exception than the rule. After a bite the poison spreads very quickly and provokes terrible pain and swellings.
The experts are divided on immediate first aid measures, so seek medical help immediatly.

Please do not kill these animals 

jellyfish jelly fish
Danger Level: Not dangerous  Painfull

Contact with jellyfish brings strong skinreactions, from burning through itching till blistering.
The best treatment is rinsing with vinegar which eliminates the poison.!

Please do not kill these animals 

snails
Danger Level: VERY dangerous VERY Painfull - Deadly
cone snail
Biotope: These are only found in deeper waters so there is no danger to swimmers.
Howevers since these poisonous snails are also very beautifull to look at, the danger to sportdivers is not to be neglected.
Remember the golden rule, look do not touch.!!!
Swimmers and beachwanderers will only find these snails washed on the beach. If they are still alive do not touch.
In extreme danger these snails will inject a very strong poison in your skin through a special organ. Extremely painfull and even deadly (no known cure).!
Immediate transportation to the nearest hospital is the only option !!!

Please do not kill these animals

snakes
Danger Level: 50 / 50 Painfull
cobra
By nature, snakes are not aggressive and will attack human beings only under provocation. They see better at night and therefore will not naturally be seen around in broad daylight. Snakes have no external ears and are deaf to sounds. A snake can quickly perceive the approach of a footstep by the vibration conveyed through the ground with which it's body is in contact. The tongue is an organ of smell.Snakes feed on animals. King Cobras live on live snakes. Water snakes live on fish. Other species live on rats, frogs, insects etc. A snake prefers food killed by itself. Once having fed, the snake will not require food for days.
The majority of snakes lay eggs and in general the vipers bear their young alive.
Snakes cast their skin periodically, more frequently in the younger stage. After molting they are very active and the colors are at their brightest.
There are about 163 species of snake in Thailand alone, 85 of which are venomous.
The largest snake ever discovered was a 32 foot long python, found in the jungles of Thailand.

Please do not kill these animals, but catch them and free them in the wild  or call
Samui Snake Rescue & Relocation - Call Phil: 096635085


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