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12-ft python rescued in Aklan


By Jun Aguirre

Kalibo, Aklan — A 3.65-meter or 12-feet long reticulated python was found by carpenters in a construction site here and released back into the wild in the municipality of Tangalan, according to Gianne Portaje of the biodiversity unit of Aklan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Aklan PENRO).

The carpenters then contacted the Kalibo police, which then referred the matter to the Aklan PENRO.

Weighing 18 kilos, the python is considered as the largest snake recovered by Aklan PENRO in recent history.

“We released the python so that he could live normally. So far, we already released several snakes in our conservation site in Tangalan and no recorded incident that a person was bitten by a snake,” Portaje added.

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