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3.96 metre python found in Philippines parking lot.

Summary: The reptile has been handed over to wildlife park

Barbara Mae Dacanay, Correspondent

Manila: A 3.9 metre-long python was turned over to a wildlife park on Thursday after it was found in a parking lot of a condominium in suburban Quezon City on late Wednesday night, sources said.

The yellow-spotted python was secured in a plastic drum when brought to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Centre (NAPWC) on North Avenue, according to NAPWC's National Wildlife Rescue Center (NWRC) which held custody of the snake during a simple turnover ceremony.

"The newly arrived python is a treasure to the NWRC - it ensures the protection of wildlife resources and safety of visitors inside the zoo," said the NWRC.

Nine members of the Barangay Public Safety Officer (BPSO) took the 3.96 metre python to the zoon at the NAPWC, said Renato Enriquez, village chief of Tandang Sora and Talipapa villages.

"Residents complained about the dangerous python that many of them would see in the elevated parking lot of their condominium's building," said Enriquez.

"The python was coiled when found in a dark corner of the parking lot, otherwise all of us would have a hard time keeping it overnight and transporting it to the park early Thursday morning," Enriquez said.

The middle class condominium straddles Tandang Sora and Talipapa villages.

Pythons are commonly found in forested and mountainous lairs all over the Philippines.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Sep 28, 2017
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