One juvenile Palawan Scops Owl (𝘖𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘶𝘴) was turned over by Mr. Bernardo Pascual of the City Veterinary Office to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on June 3, 2021.
Said owl, listed as “Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution 15-521, was found trapped inside a mousetrap cage on a farm in Bgy. Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City at 10:00 AM on the same day. Mr. Pascual was doing some livestock services in the aforementioned area when he was informed about the incident by the farm owner. They assumed the owl was trying to hunt rats in the place when it was caught in the snare.
Being fond of nature and wildlife, he immediately removed the 100-gram owl from the mousetrap cage and went to PCSDS office to turn over the owl. He had previously turned over other wildlife species to the agency as he knew that wildlife species maintain the ecological balance of nature.
If you happen to find any wildlife creature within your vicinity, please report it immediately to our office thru hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send a message to our Facebook page for your concerns.