Snakes in Taiwan

I just moved back to Taiwan, and I’m kinda living on the outskirts of Taipei this time. Anyway, long story short, I’ve seen a few snakes recently. Does anybody know anything about snakes in Taiwan? Are there a lot of venomous ones? Should I not be trying to pick them up, move them, juggle them, etc.?

Tons of info about Taiwan snakes can be found at

Also, check one of the forums: Life: Pets & Other Animals… There’s at least one thread about snakes.