The Philippines’ most common pit viper
The Philippines is home to five known species of pit vipers* distributed rather evenly across the archipelago, particularly in high rainfall areas. Many of these snakes are found near human habitation, and although bites are seldom heard of, they do occur nonetheless, although those resulting in fatalities seem rare. Let’s look into one of the most common of our pit vipers, Tropidolaemus subannulatus.
Cleopatra’s Needle (Photo courtesy of Centre for Sustainability PH)