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Cobra Spotted on Baguio City's Camp John Hay Trail

A cobra was spotted on Camp John Hay trail. Stay cautious, informed, and enjoy the natural beauty of Baguio City's forested area.

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A striking close-up of a Northern Philippine cobra (Naja Philippinensis), showcasing its distinctive markings and hooded head. This highly venomous snake is a native inhabitant of the Philippines. Stock Photo: Philippines Herpetology

A cobra was recently sighted on the trail at Camp John Hay in Baguio City, Philippines. JOHN HAY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (JHMC) - Security is issuing a warning to all hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to be especially cautious when exploring this area.

Wildlife in Baguio City's Camp John Hay

Camp John Hay, located in Baguio City, is well-known for its beautiful natural trails and scenic landscapes. It's a place where people can enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature. This area is also home to various wildlife species, including cobras. While encounters with cobras are rare, they are a natural part of the local ecosystem.

Recent Cobra Sightings in the Region

It's worth noting that there have been recent cobra sightings in the region. In 2022, there were sightings of King Cobras in Loakan Proper, Baguio City, and a King Cobra was caught and killed in Mankayan, Benguet.

Ongoing Cobra Alert

Moreover, as recently as September 2023, a roaming King Cobra was spotted in a residential area on Balacbac Road, Sto. Tomas Proper, Baguio City. To date, it has not been captured.

Prioritizing Your Safety

The team at JHMC-Security is taking the recent cobra sighting at Camp John Hay seriously and is urging all visitors to exercise extra caution when trekking on the trails. The goal is to ensure the safety of everyone while they enjoy the natural beauty of the forested area.

Camp John Hay Management Corporation Issues Cobra Warning for Trail Hikers Photo: Baguio City Public Information Office


May natanggap na report ang pamunuan ng JHMC -Security patungkol sa sighting ng cobra sa Camp John Hay trail. Kaya pinapayuhan po namin ang publiko na maging mapagmatiyag, alerto, at maingat pag nag trekking sa aming mga trails.

Pinaalalahanan na din po namin ang aming mga guards na huwag magsawang magpaalala sa mga pumupunta sa trail na mag ingat at maging alerto sa paligid.

Forested area po ang Camp John Hay trails kaya normal po na may mga wildlife, gaya ng cobra, and makikita dito lalo na at dito ang kanilang natural habitat.

Staying Informed and Alert

To enhance visitor safety, the security personnel at Camp John Hay in Baguio City have been instructed to actively inform hikers about the potential presence of wildlife, particularly cobras, in their natural habitat. These vigilant guards play a vital role in ensuring that visitors have a secure and enjoyable experience.

A Gentle Reminder

Camp John Hay's management recognizes the significance of preserving this natural habitat while allowing people to appreciate it. The occasional presence of cobras is a reflection of the untouched beauty of the area and a reminder to respect the delicate ecosystem.

In Conclusion

The recent cobra sighting at Baguio City's Camp John Hay serves as a reminder of the connection between nature and adventure. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the natural wonders while remaining cautious and informed about the local wildlife. Camp John Hay continues to be a place where people and nature coexist harmoniously. Please stay safe while exploring this beautiful area.

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