Alburquerque


Alburquerque is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 8,715 people in 1,670 households.

The town’s short name is “Albur“. Alburquerque is reputed to have one of the longest (23 feet or 7 meters as of 2005) and heaviest (300 kg or 660 lbs) python in captivity. The python named Prony is Albur’s star and has known to the people as “Live Anaconda of Bohol.” Prony, a female python is owned by Mr. Sofronio Salibay. Prony captured the attention of media network GMA 7 who filmed the feeding. According to JingJing Salibay, the lady caretaker, Prony ate cats dogs which should be clean and free of bruises. This “illegal” kind of feeding according to animal welfare rights activists caught the attention of Animal Kingdom and ordered the caretaker to stop feeding Prony with dogs. Animal Kingdom also donated money to raise a sanctuary. ABS-CBN and other media networks, newspapers and magazines have featured Prony. In March 2006, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s stringer Leo Udtohan went to Albur to film Prony as an important element whereas snakes of its kind became a popular “dish” in other parts of the country.

Posted on May 17, 2011, in Alburquerque, Municipalities and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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