How dangerous is the Philippine cobra?

Does Philippines have king cobra?

King cobras are found on Balabac, Jolo, Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, and Palawan. This species is uncommon throughout it’s Philippine range. Equatorial spitting cobras are found only on Palawan and some of the Calamian Islands.

What should you do if bitten by a cobra in the Philippines?

Victim:

  1. Keep the victim calm and reassured. …
  2. Immediately wrap a large crepe bandage snugly around the bitten limb starting at the site of the bite and working proximally up the limb (the full length if possible). …
  3. Secure the splint to the bandaged limb to keep the limb as rigid and unmoving as possible.

Are snakes a problem in the Philippines?

The Philippines is home to a variety of different snake species and some of them are indeed venomous, including a range of cobras, vipers, coral snakes and sea snakes which can potentially kill a human if they feel threatened.

Are there cobras in Palawan?

Equatorial spitting cobras are found only on Palawan and some of the Calamian Islands. The Northern Philippine cobra has been recorded from Luzon, Mindoro, Masbate, Marinduque, and Catanduanes.

What do Philippine Cobras look like?

It has a fairly stocky build, and adult snakes are uniformly light to medium brown, while the juveniles tend to be a darker brown in color. The head is elliptical, depressed, slightly distinct from the neck with a short, rounded snout and large nostrils. The eyes are moderate in size with dark brown and round pupils.

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What snake has killed the most humans?

The saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus) may be the deadliest of all snakes, since scientists believe it to be responsible for more human deaths than all other snake species combined.