DENR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION RETRIEVES RETICULATED PYTHONS IN TAGUIG AND LAS PINAS
DENR National Capital Region through its South Field Office (SFO) and Enforcement Division (ED), retrieved three (3) reticulated pythons (Malayopython reticulatus) from Taguig and Las Pinas City on September 28 and 29, 2020.
One python was retrieved from Barangay Ibayo-Tipas of Taguig City while the other two pythons were retrieved from Pilar Village in Las Pinas City. Reticulated pythons are among the world's largest reptiles, often growing to lengths of 20 feet or more and they are commonly found in the Philippines. They inhabit steamy tropical rainforests and heavily dependent on water which they can be often be found near small rivers or ponds.
The snakes, listed as “Least Concern” under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) List of Threatened Species and DENR’s Administrative Order No. 2019-09, were taken to the Wildlife Rescue Center at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City for rehabilitation and possible release back into the wild.