Fish, snakes leave habitats to ‘cool off’ with humans
While humans are staying indoors and are securing their farm animals in sheds, reports tell of strange animal behavior due to the prevailing dry spells.
ABS-CBN reported that hundreds of tamban fish are swimming to shore in Dipolog City to escape the warming waters in the deep sea.
The sight of live jumping fish on the shore had Dipolog residents flocking to the beach with nets, buckets and other containers.
A resident reportedly got as much as 500 pieces of very fresh tamban.
In Kidapawan City, the Inquirer reported that cobras are slithering into villages and biting residents as the cold-blooded reptiles sought cooler places.
The report said a 62-year-old man is in a coma in an undisclosed hospital after being bitten by a 2.44-meter king cobra while he was resting in his house in Sumbac village.
Villages and workers in rubber plantations, where the temperature is cooler, have been alerted to watch out for more snakes.