Are there Snakes in Bali?

Yes, there are 35 species of snakes in Bali, but you will rarely encounter them unless you spend time in or near the forests, or hiking in the rice fields. There are 6 species of snake that are poisonous, so exercise caution when trekking, and if you encounter snakes.

The king cobra, spitting cobra, red-tailed green rat snake, Malayan Krait, sea snake, and red-necked keelback are dangerous poisonous snakes. If bitten by any snake, seek medical treatment immediately.

To protect yourself from snakes, wear long pants and either boots or closed toe shoes while trekking. Be aware of where you're stepping, watch out around rocks and woodpiles, and carry a walking stick. Use a torch (flashlight) while walking at night. When the rice is high and ready for harvest, there are more likely to be snakes about as they come to catch the rats who eat the rice.

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