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Philippine Cobra

Naja philippinensis


Philippine Cobra that was caught at the house. My goal is to breed and re release snakes that have disappeared due to the over killing of them due to not understanding.


Local neighborhood where they feed on toads and mice.


Not sure on how many different types of cobras live in the Philippines, but so far sure this one is not a spitter.

1 species ID suggestions

Northern Philippine Cobra
Naja philippinensis

40 Comments (1–25)

Brian Santos
Brian Santos a year ago

We have 4 types of Cobras in the Philippines.

Endemic (All are spitters)
1. Naja philippinensis (The on in your photo)
2. Naja samarensis
3. Naja miolepis

1. Ophiophagus hannah - King Cobra

Yes, we have King Cobras in the Philippines and I used to keep them.

Antoine Gady
Antoine Gady a year ago

This is a very nice looking snake.

PunkusArnett a year ago

A close encounter of the snake kind

NilimaPatel a year ago

woww, its beautiful..

KenCheeks a year ago

Beautiful but deadly. Great spot and photography

Like it!!!!!!! :)

ShannaB a year ago


AshleyT a year ago

Congrats ZebulonHoover, this is a lovely photos! Must have been so exciting to find this gorgeous guy :)

Great capture ZebulonHoover,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel a year ago

I had a feeling this was going to get SOTD! Congrats!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier a year ago

Apparently there are 3 species of true cobras (genus Naja) in The Philippines: Naja philippinensis, N. samarensis and N. sumatrana. I concur with the advice of Jakubo since yours looks most like N. philippinensis and it occurs in your local spotting region (northern endemic), N. samarensis does not (southern endemic), and N. sumatrana is a widespread spitting cobra.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau a year ago

What a beautiful cobra! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day! Keep up the excellent work re-introducing the Philippine Cobra back to its natural habitat!!
Could you add the scientific name, Naja philippinensis? Thank you!

ZebulonHoover a year ago

Thank you Jolly, I think that's one of the people I wanted to get in contact with.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier a year ago

Nice! I like this Spotting of the Day!

Phillip Torres
Phillip Torres a year ago

What a gorgeous shots congrats for having such a good goal!

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Great series - congratulations!

MacChristiansen a year ago

Congratulations on this SOTD

VichenteIbañeez a year ago

Congrats! very nice!

Arun a year ago

Great spotting !! Cngrts !!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd a year ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations!

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !

Cool color composition!

Awesome! Congratulations on SOTD!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez a year ago

Congratulations ZebulonHoover. Magnificent capture. Beautiful. Maybe Doc Brian Santos could help you ID this one:

ZebulonHoover a year ago

Thank you everyone, I love photography and reptiles so I'm very glad to have found this wonderful sight. I just wish it was easier to teach the locals not to kill every snake thinking they are out to hurt them.

Rizal, Philippines

Lat: 14.47, Long: 121.19

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013

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