Pygmy sperm whale found dead in Zamboanga
A whale was found dead at the vicinity of Siakol Island in Zamboanga Wednesday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
In a report posted on its website Wednesday afternoon, the Coast Guard said the whale was found at about 8 a.m.
"The Coast Guard brought the dead whale at Zamboanga Port," it said.
Only last Monday, it said two whales were found dead in San Antonio in Subic and one in San Fernando in La Union.
Pygmy sperm whale
In Subic, the Coast Guard said a pygmy sperm whale earlier sighted by Philippine Navy personnel to be wounded was reported dead on Monday due to internal bleeding and parasites due to indigestion.
It said an investigation showed the whale measured 10 feet with wounds and scratches in different parts of its body.
The whale had been sighted Sunday by personnel of the Philippine Navy at the vicinity of NRA, Boat Camp, NETC in San Antonio, Zambales.
The Coast Guard Subic tried to contact the provincial Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and coordinated with Subic authorities to request for a veterinarian with medicine.
But when a medical team arrived, the whale was already dead.
The whale's remains were buried inside inside Boat Camp, Naval Education Training Center (NETC), San Antonio, Zambales to prevent the spread of bacteria.
Python in Pasay
Meanwhile, a three-foot-long python was captured inside a house in the Malibay district of Pasay City before dawn Wednesday, but not before causing a scare.
The python startled house owner Mary Ann Flores while inside her house along Geronimo Street, radio dzBB reported Wednesday noon.
Flores was quoted in the report as saying she was woken from her sleep when she heard picture frames and pieces of wood dropping o the floor.
Upon realizing the cause of the noise was a python, she asked for help from relatives.
Her relatives captured the python and placed it inside a bird cage temporarily, the report said. — ELR, GMA News
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