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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.

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38 Comments (1–25)

Brian Santos
Brian Santos 10 years 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 11 years ago

This is a very nice looking snake.

PunkusArnett 11 years ago

A close encounter of the snake kind

NilimaPatel 11 years ago

woww, its beautiful..

KenCheeks 11 years ago

Beautiful but deadly. Great spot and photography

Like it!!!!!!! :)

ShannaB 11 years ago


AshleyT 11 years 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

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

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

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years 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 11 years 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 11 years ago

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

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Nice! I like this Spotting of the Day!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 11 years ago

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

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Great series - congratulations!

MacChristiansen 11 years ago

Congratulations on this SOTD

VichenteIbañeez 11 years ago

Congrats! very nice!

Arun 11 years ago

Great spotting !! Cngrts !!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !

Braulio Rivas Tapia
Braulio Rivas Tapia 11 years ago

Cool color composition!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 11 years ago

Awesome! Congratulations on SOTD!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

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

ZebulonHoover 11 years 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.

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Rizal, Philippines

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

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