Remember the large Reticulated python that was found along the coastal waters off Coastal Road in Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City? It has been turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region X in Puntod. The said wildlife is now temporarily placed in the Regional Wildlife Rescue Center for proper custody, check-up and safekeeping.

Photo shows Gusa Seaside Fisherfolks Association President Ms. Daylinda Sabellano (3rd from right) together with Barangay Gusa staff during its turn-over to the Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section led by Section Chief Ranoray C. Noro (2nd from left) and Regional Wildlife Rescue Center caretaker Elizer C. Luna (4th from right).

The Reticulated python is classified as “other threatened species” Under Department Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-09, “Updated National List of Threatened Philippine Fauna and their Categories”. This means it is under threat from adverse factors such as over collection throughout its range and is likely to be moved to the vulnerable category in the near future.

Photo by Angel Eve Adis/DENR-X

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