OVER­LOOKED UN­DER AP­PRE­CI­ATED

Animal Scene - - ANIMAL APPEAL -

From Nueva Viz­caya, they pro­ceeded to Los Baños on a van, and we met at the junc­tion go­ing to the Univer­sity of the Philip­pines Los Baños one fine morn­ing on July 20 the pre­vi­ous year. I opted that for an easy day of trekking, we could check out the Mak­il­ing Botan­i­cal Gar­den as its trails were well es­tab­lished, which should not be too stren­u­ous on my friend’s wife and my then-girl­friend.

Even if we did share an in­ter­est in both rep­tiles and am­phib­ians, we were also in­ter­ested in other smaller life forms, such as in­sects, arach­nids, snails, and all those other an­i­mals of­ten over­looked by many peo­ple. And not long af­ter we en­tered the Gar­den’s premises, we found a drama un­fold­ing: an as­sas­sin bug suck­ing on its shield bug prey.

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