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Burmese python appears at wake; captured

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By Alexandria San Juan 

A 12-foot long Burmese python was found by residents slithering from a creek in Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City early Tuesday.

A 7 foot long Albino Burmese Phyton is seen shown by Police officers at after it was turned over at the QCPD Station 6 in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, April 2 2019. The phyton was found by residents around 3:30am at Kalayaan B, Quezon City. It will be turned over to the DENR. (Mark Balmores)

A 7 foot long Albino Burmese Phyton is seen shown by Police officers at after it was turned over at the QCPD Station 6 in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, April 2 2019. The phyton was found by residents around 3:30am at Kalayaan B, Quezon City. It will be turned over to the DENR. (Mark Balmores)

According to Francis Palamos, 35, he was manning the wake of his father outside their house at 2nd Street, Kalayaan B in Barangay Batasan Hills around 3:30 a.m.

Minutes later, he spotted a white and yellow Albino Burmese python coming from a nearby creek and moving towards them.

This prompted Palomos and his relatives to capture the python measuring about 12-foot long and turned it over to the Quezon City Police Station 6.

Authorities immediately brought the python to the Quezon City Wildlife Center.

Experts said the species are not poisonous but are constrictors, meaning they can coil around their prey and kill them through constriction or strangulation.

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