DENR MEO SOUTH INSPECT AND ASSESS RETICULATED PYTHONS IN MUNTINLUPA CITY

Environmental Protection Officers (EPOs) of the DENR Metropolitan Environmental Office-South (MEO-South) inspect and assess two reticulated pythons (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ด) retrieved from the Office of the City Veterinary in Muntinlupa City.

One of the pythons measured 13.5 feet long and the other, seven feet. While both snakes showed signs of aggressiveness, both were assessed to be in healthy condition, with no indications of injury or pest infestation. The EPOs of the four MEOs of DENR National Capital Region conduct a preliminary assessment of wild animals surrendered to them prior to their transfer to the Wildlife Rescue Center at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Quezon City for temporary custody and care. Reticulated Pythons are commonly seen around South and South East Asia and are listed under โ€œOther Threatened Speciesโ€ under DENR Administrative Order No. 2019-19 (Updated National List of Threatened Philippine Fauna and their Categories). Wild animals under this category are described as โ€œspecies that have the tendency to become threatened due to predation, destruction of habitats, or other similar causesโ€.