EAGLE IN DISTRESS RESCUED
A young Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis Cheela), soaked and weakened by the inclement weather brought about by typhoon “Falcon”, was rescued by residents of Upper Sibul II, Barangay East Bajac-Bajac on June 23, 2011.
The three rescuers, namely, Jonathan Dela Cruz, 38, Alexander Tadena, 34, and Rayman Pruna, 38 turned over the said eagle to the City Agriculture Office for proper assistance and for its immediate medical attention.
“This rescued medium sized dark-brown specie is found in forested habitats of tropical Asia. It has non-feathered powerful yellow feet, rounded wings, short tail and often feeds on snakes” City Agriculture Office head, Jhobal Sebarrotin described.
At the recent flag-raising ceremonies, Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. awarded P1,000 cash incentives each to the three rescuers who braved the storm to rescue and turn over the eagle to authorities to ensure its survival.
“Ang taong mabuti makitungo sa hayop ay mabuti rin makitungo sa kapwa niya tao. Nagagalakako at may mga concerned citizens katulad nila,” remarked Mayor Gordon.
“Kasalukuyang nasa pangangalaga ng City Agriculture Office ang agila upang ito ay maalagaan hanggang sa tuluyang lumakas.” Sebarrotin said.