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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.
Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013
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38 Comments (1–25)
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.
This is a very nice looking snake.
A close encounter of the snake kind
woww, its beautiful..
Beautiful but deadly. Great spot and photography
Like it!!!!!!! :)
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
I had a feeling this was going to get SOTD! Congrats!
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.
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!
Thank you Jolly, I think that's one of the people I wanted to get in contact with.
Nice! I like this Spotting of the Day!
What a gorgeous shots congrats for having such a good goal!
Great series - congratulations!
Congratulations on this SOTD
Congrats! very nice!
Great spotting !! Cngrts !!
Awesome spotting, congratulations!
Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !
Cool color composition!
Awesome! Congratulations on SOTD!
Congratulations ZebulonHoover. Magnificent capture. Beautiful. Maybe Doc Brian Santos could help you ID this one: http://herpmanila.blogspot.com/ http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/115...
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.