I've not been to Thailand but live in the neighboring Philippines. Here, snakes are all over. Even in large cities they can sometimes be found. Pays to be careful indoors and out and not put your hand into areas you can't see.I read that some folks find snakes in their home living in Thailand. Is this a real problem or just in certain areas
Thailand has an impressive range of snake species and most areas will have a selection. 90% are harmless to humans. The dangerous ones are Cobras , Kraits and Pit Vipers of which there are 3 or 4 sub-species of each and which can be found in forests , open country , cultivated land and gardens - they are not naturally aggressive and will keep out of your way unless they get cornered , stepped on , etc , and feel threatened. Getting inside your house is very unusual. As a tourist or visitor you are very unlikely to meet them.I read that some folks find snakes in their home living in Thailand. Is this a real problem or just in certain areas
There's no telling how many critters that could be. Everything in the world seems interested in making holes in bananas. Unless your landlady is a herpetologist, she's probably just telling a story, as Thais will do...I lived in Chiang Mai for three years. My kitchen had screens and opened directly to a common area with my Thai neighbors.. I had several bananas on top of my refrigerator and found a small hole "drilled" into the side of one of them. When I showed it to my landlady, she said it was probably made by the small snakes that can easily slip under a screen door. After I stopped shaking, she assured me they were harmless. I never saw the snake, and never figured out how it had made its way to the top of the refrigerator.