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Common Animals in Sagada

Written By (sagada genuine guides association inc). on Monday, July 27, 2009 | 7:42 PM

The town of Sagada has no known unique animals; however, these common animals found in the area have their own unique stories.

Dogs – as expected, dogs guard the house and roam around freely in their territories however, like some humans; they are sometimes responsible for the disappearance of chickens. Dogs are famous as mans Best Friend, in Sagada; they are famous as mans Best Food. Many local tourists often mistakenly identify highland dogs as purebreds because almost all are fluffy and furry. Askal mga un gurl, product ng ebolusyon, they grew fur to cope up with the weather. Masarap mg un pag hiloan ng asin at ginger lang.

Cats – not much to say about these fellahs. Households just keep them for the sake of keeping them. Most call them with the word “sing’ and drive them away shouting the word “shooo”

Cows – grazing in all the mountains of Sagada, cows are everywhere. They consume the grasses of the mountains but sometimes enter the village, eating the greens at the camote patch. The cow owners are responsible from keeping them off the community.

I keep wondering why most find a lot of cows and cow dung all over Sagada yet you can’t find a single “bulaluhan” establishment any where.

Carabaos – (Philippine Buffalo) the farmers “beast” friend is so valuable that you will need a license to own em. Helpful as they are, they are still not exempted from the Igorot appetite for they are butchered during marriage celebrations. You can see horns hanging in houses.

Count all horns, divide them by two and the probable result will be the number/s of marriage/s the owners of the house sponsored for their children.

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March 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Saggas, sana hindi ipakita (hindi lantaran) ng mga local sa sagada ang pagkatay sa dogs para gawing pagkain...katulad kasi sa akin, im a PAWS volunteer, (Philippine Animal Welfare Society) kaya masakit sakin pag may makikita akong asong kakatayin at wala ako magawa.... pero pumunta naman ako sagada hindi para manghuli at magpakulong sa mga cruel sa animals like dogs, pumunta ako doon apra magbakasyon... :)

May 26, 2010 at 10:10 AM

on dogs & carabaos: the reason why i admire sagada's nature but not its food culture

May 26, 2010 at 9:23 PM

I really don't like this post referring to dogs to be Sagadan's Best Food. Proud na Proud pa. Tsk tsk tsk.

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