Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by Rye83, Jun 30, 2014.
I was married to one...
I am sure the python was about 2 ft across the back and about 1" high and had numerus tire tracks imprinted in it's skin...
Grew up in Dumaguete in the late 80's and I remember a day while headed to Silliman of a very large python being pulled out of a storm/sewage drain by a couple of men. That was early morning; going back home during the mid day break, they had the skin stretched out drying and a BBQ going.
that must have been the same species as mine.
On an island in the northern Visayas I saw a 5-6 foot Philippine cobra with a chunky black body and bright yellow head that was headed across a driveway toward a neighbor's house. I lost it in the vegetation but found my neighbor at his doorstep hanging garlic above the entrance. He said a Shape Shifter had been spotted on a nearby roof and was protecting the family inside. I mentioned the cobra 20 meters away and his reply was "don't step on him."
For what its worth, was guided casually, by a local, through the jungle, from Valencia through the National Park, to Twin Lakes, (the "back-way" in). When asked, he stated there were no snakes there. Didn't stop me from walking with a heavy foot though...
Large pythons have been known to be washed down from the hills, during floods.
So who do we call if we have a snake problem in Dumaguete? Do the local pest control companies here deal with snakes?
Philippines is home to 170 speices (types) of Snakes. Best to concern the dangerous ones. Cheers!
I'd imagine your next door neighbor, if a local. Failing that, I'd ask any in-laws or 'outlaws' you may have (if married/in relationship), as the lure of possible BBQ meat may prove irresistible. Think local pest control usually deal with non-vertebrae 'items'.