SNAKES IN BALI

Bali is home to 8 deadly snakes. October to December is snake season.

While visitors and residents of Bali should be aware of snakes in Bali, most of the 40 types of snakes are not venomous and present no threat to humans. The Indonesian name for snake is “ular,” while the Balinese word is “lipi.” Of the 6 venomous species in Bali, only four are common. Snakebites are very rare. If someone is bitten and given prompt treatment, the victim is likely to survive.

IF YOU SEE A SNAKE:

Leave it alone, back away slowly, and watch where it goes.

pitviper

Green pit viper

Triangular head, small neck, fat body, and a red tail. Active at night. Difficult to see and easy to step on.

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Spitting Cobra

No markings. Light cream color to brown to black. Has a hood when sitting up. Can spit venom up to 2m.

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Blue Krait

2 color forms: One banded black and white, one all black and shiny. Looks similar to several non-venomous snakes. Active late at night.

seakrait

Banded Sea Krait

Blue and blue-grey bands, flat paddle-shaped tail. Length up to 2m. Swims in the sea, but also active on land.

If you see a snake in your home or garden and want some advice or help to remove it, please call Ron direct:

Telephone: 0813 3849 6700
Email: rphlilley@yahoo.co.uk
Facebook: Ron Lilley’s Snake Patrol
Ron is fluent in English and Indonesian