CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela: A serpent eagle, which is endemic to the Philippines, was turned over by a resident to the city’s Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).
Elpidio Domingo, a resident of Barangay Sillawit, said he captured the eagle near his house and fearing that the creature may die in his custody, he decided to turn over the bird to proper authorities.
CENRO forester Nelson Jacob said the serpent eagle is a carnivorous kind of eagle and likes to eat moving small animals.
He said the eagle might have come from the forest areas of the Sierra Madre mountains situated at the eastern part of the city.
The CENRO will turn over the said eagle to their regional office for further examination on the status of its health.