Question: What is the most poisonous snake in the Philippines?

The Philippine cobra (Naja philippinensis) also called philippine spitting cobra or northern Philippine cobra, is a stocky, highly venomous species of spitting cobra native to the northern regions of the Philippines.

Is it illegal to kill snakes in Philippines?

It is illegal to kill or catch them. Unfortunately, It is also illegal to “rescue” them and keep them as pets.

How many people die from snake bites in Philippines?

In the Philippines, deaths by snakebites per year have been estimated to be around 250.

Are there snakes in Manila?

LYCODON CAPUCINUS– as Ophites aulicus. Known in the Tagalog vernacular as ahas-tulog or ahas-bahay, this nocturnal, non-venomous species remains one of the most commonly encountered snakes around Manila, but are often killed out of fear. … The species is small, and absolutely harmless.

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