Skip to main content »
Igorotage

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.

 |  3 min read

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

From JOHN HAY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION-Security

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.


Sharing is caring, kailian!

We do hope you find something great in this story. If you find this helpful, please do share it with the people you care about.


Igorotage is a platform for people to share their thoughts and ideas. The views expressed on Igorotage are the opinions of the individual users, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Igorotage.

Comments

Sign in to share your thoughts. No account yet?

What to learn next?

You might also like to read more related articles filed under News — or jump to a random article!

News Surprise me

Laborer in Benguet Dies After Opening Vintage Bomb Mistaking it for Treasure

A 67-year-old laborer in Sablan, Benguet dies after opening a vintage bomb with a grinder, believing there was treasure inside.

1d ago · 2 min read

Elderly Man Short on Bus Fare to Baguio: What the Conductor Did Next is Heartwarming

Elderly man bound for Baguio City falls short on fare. Witness the heartwarming tale of what the bus conductor did next.

Mar 24 · 4 min read

CordilleRUN and Fun Bike for a Cause and Peace in Baguio City Raises Support for Charity Works

CordilleRUN and Fun Bike event in Baguio City raises funds for special needs children, promoting unity and collaboration for positive change.

Mar 24 · 2 min read

Cordilleran Athletes Win Three Gold Medals in International Muay Thai Championship

Cordilleran athletes from Baguio City secure three gold medals in the International Muay Thai Championship, held in Thailand.

Rob in Sports
Mar 20 · 2 min read

Baguio City: The Wealthiest City Outside Metro Manila

Baguio was the wealthiest city outside Metro Manila, per PSA data. Discover what it means for residents and its impact on the local community.

Mar 18 · 4 min read

Mark Sangiao and the Legacy of Team Lakay

Mark Sangiao leads Team Lakay to prominence in Baguio City's MMA community and beyond in Asia. Explore their legacy and impact on martial arts.

Mar 17 · 6 min read

Baguio JKrayonz Dance Crew: Philippines' Representatives at United Dance Organization-Asia Pacific

Baguio JKrayonz Dance Crew to represent the Philippines at United Dance Organization-Asia Pacific in Thailand.

Mar 10 · 3 min read

Army Soldier Shoots Wife's Alleged Lover in Baguio City

A Philippine Army soldier shoots a security guard trespassing their Baguio City apartment, unaware it was his cheating wife's alleged lover.

Mar 7 · 2 min read

Petra Lukingan: From Prison Bars to Triumph - An Igorot Centenarian's Story of Resilience

Discover the inspiring journey of Igorot centenarian Petra Lukingan, Mandaluyong's oldest inmate, triumphing over adversity with resilience.

Mar 7 · 4 min read

Baguio's Unsung Heroes: Human Rights Advocates and Pandemic Frontliners Honored

Join us in recognizing Baguio's human rights champions and COVID-19 frontline heroes lauded by the Commission on Human Rights.

Mar 2 · 3 min read
Join the tribe

Proud Igorot?

Imagine an online community where Igorot from all corners of the world come together to connect, share stories, and celebrate the rich tapestry of Igorot culture. That's precisely what Igorotage offers.

Join us now to be a part of this vibrant digital tapestry and contribute your unique thread to the story of the Igorot people.

Join Igorotage About us