Python brongersmai – Brongersma’s Blood Python
The Brongersma’s Blood Python, Python brongersmai is also known as Short-tailed Python. This secretive species is rare to be encountered in the wild. In Southern Thailand they seem a bit more common. But it is even found in Eastern Thailand in Khao Yai national park, where someone I know has photographed one, but it seems really uncommon in that particular region.
My first encounter with this species was in Kaeng Krachan national park. It was active on a December morning at 8:30 in a rather dark evergreen forest at about 800m elevation. In the vicinity of where I encountered the snake there were stands of large bamboo, and within about 100m there is a stream.