The DENR National Capital Region through its South Field Office (SFO), retrieved a 9-foot long reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) in Paranaque City.
This python species native to Asia, is the world’s longest snake and is listed as the least concerning on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of threatened species because of its widespread distribution. In most countries, it is hunted for its skin, for use in traditional medicine, and sold as a pet. They live in rain forests, woodlands, and nearby grasslands that are also associated with rivers, streams and lakes.
The reptile was taken to the Biodiversity Management Bureau’s Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City for examination and rehabilitation.