SINGAPORE: The rare sight of a Pangolin spotted somewhere along the MacRitchie Nature Trail has delighted many online users.
A netizen took to the Singapore Wildlife Sightings Facebook group on Monday (July 17) to share photos featuring wild animals ranging from birds to a pangolin.
“Sighting at MacRitchie Nature Trail,” the post read.
The photo of the pangolin drew the attention of a handful of netizens, who were delighted that the photographer was able to capture such a rare shot.
“Lovely picture,” said one.
“I love pangolins,” said another, “(They are) my favourite nocturnal animals.”
A few even called the photographer lucky, explaining how rare it is to stumble upon the animal.
“Lucky to spot a pangolin,” one said.
Another wrote, “Wow. I wish I saw this. I hiked there for months and months and never spotted one. Lucky!”
However, amid comments expressing delight over the rare animal sighting, a few raised concerns over the netizen sharing the location where the photos were taken.
“(Y)ou may wish to remove to location in case of unlawful removal of the precious wild animal by some poachers,” one wrote.
“Nice, spotting,” shared another, “but do remove location for the safety of the animals.”
A third wrote, “Please remove location for the pangolin safety.”
However, in response to this comment, another online user pointed out, “MacRitchie is quite big.” The comment also read, “(I) don’t think that (it’s) a huge matter compared to certain nature parks.”
Though another commenter argued, “(You) never know, they might descend and scour the place,” the netizen remained convinced, responding with: “Then they (would) need to scour the entire MacRitchie to Central catchment to lower pierce and upper pierce, which all are interconnected.”