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Philippine Pit Viper

Parias flavomaculatus


"The Crotalinae, commonly known as pit vipers or crotaline snakes, are a subfamily of venomous vipers found in Asia and the Americas. They are distinguished by the presence of a heat-sensing pit organ located between the eye and the nostril on either side of the head."

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57 Comments (1–25)


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Please fill in the Habitat section of your spotting (not just a comment) with the habitat of your spotting. Thanks

CostaBoyJack 10 years ago

bad *** snake

Brian Santos
Brian Santos 11 years ago

DianaJ.Limjoco - I hope it's not yet late but this particular sp. is from Bicol province. They are not so common in the pet trade (at least now) since they are very hard to keep in captivity and mostly feed on frogs and house geckos and very few will take mice or pinkies.

They are also fast striker and they carry hemotoxin venom and I don't think we have antivenin for that :-)

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Fantastic series!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago


DianaJ.Limjoco 11 years ago

Wow beautiful and scary. Where did you see this. Thanks for commenting on my Luzon Hornbill. They should make a reply button though so one can just hit reply to someone's comment....

Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

maria.silvacirotto 11 years ago


RiverValleyRunner 11 years ago

This series is spectacular. I love the closeups of his red eyes!

Brian Santos
Brian Santos 11 years ago

Thanks to all of your comments

sarah.jardine.773 11 years ago

beautiful coloring on that guy!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

that's nuts. great shots man!

Horton700 11 years ago

Excellent work


ChristianMaidankine 11 years ago


Ryan21 11 years ago

beautiful colours!!
great spotting!

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! Well deserved!

This is crazy awesome

ShaumingLo 11 years ago

FAntastic pictures!

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 11 years ago

I LOVE it! Incredible series.

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 11 years ago

Flippin' amazing shots. Beautiful snake!!

Brian Santos
Brian Santos 11 years ago

Thanks everyone for the good words and to the support.

jaguar54321 11 years ago


Annelies 11 years ago

Stunning! A gorgeous spotting!

Brian Santos
Spotted by
Brian Santos

Las Piñas, Metro Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 4, 2011
Submitted on Jun 14, 2012

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