Dipolog City… Personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Norte released a reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) in Cogon Ecotourism Park on December 1, 2020.
Dipolog City Police Officers PEMS Rev Marcojos, Corporals Louie Magsanay and Philip Eguia brought the snake to the PENR Office after it was surrendered to them by concerned citizens.
Accordingly, the wildlife was spotted and rescued by fisherfolks along the seashore of Sunset Boulevard, Barangay Miputak, Dipolog Ciy on November 28.
Initial assessments made by PENRO personnel on the python revealed that it was healthy and in good condition. It has an estimated length of 353 cm and diameter of 12.5 cm and weighed 20.4kg
The turn over of the said wildlife is an indication of the effectiveness of the information dissemination campaign on RA 9147 also known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. Photo courtesy of PENRO Zamboanga del Norte.