The Bureau of Fire Protection in Ormoc City recovered a 13-feet snake in a school canteen. (BFP ORMOC)

ORMOC CITY– The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Catbalogan City swiftly responded to a distress call from personnel at a school canteen who had spotted a massive python in Purok 7, Barangay Mercedes on Wednesday (Feb.21) at about 2:36 pm.

The call came from Louie Chavez, an administrative clerk at Catbalogan National Comprehensive High School, reporting the presence of a large snake in the canteen’s ceiling.

Led by Fire Chief Inspector Jimmy Pasague, the city fire marshall, the local BFP team, along with BFP New Recruits, promptly arrived at the scene to address the situation.

Upon assessing the location of the snake, the firefighters skillfully coordinated to safely extract the python from the ceiling.

After a few minutes of concerted effort, the team successfully rescued a reticulated python measuring 13 feet in length.

Following the successful operation, the snake was handed over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). (ROBERT DEJON)