Animals

LOOK: Body of a Missing Man Found Inside a Giant Python

Twenty-five-year-old Akbar Salubiro had been missing since Sunday; his relatives got worried and asked the local authorities for help in finding him.  The police helped in the search and they found a 23-feet python that they believe swallowed something huge because its stomach is so huge.

In a bid to know what is inside the giant python’s belly, they cut it open and what they found inside shocked most of them.  They found the body of a man, who was still wearing his clothes.  Upon close observation, they found out that it was the reported missing person.

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Image by Jakarta Post

When the snake was captured, the boots Akbar was wearing were clearly visible in the stomach of the snake,” village secretary Salubiro Junaidi told theJakarta Post. “Resident[s] cut open the belly of the snake and Akbar was lifeless [inside].”

According to Wikipedia, “they are the world’s longest snakes and longest reptiles, and among the three heaviest snakes. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans. However, cases of people killed and even eaten by reticulated pythons have been documented.”

Nia Kurniawan, from Brawijaya University, told BBC Indonesian that a python of this size would hunt for large prey, such as boars or wild dogs.

While they normally avoid human settlements, they would see palm oil plantations as a good hunting ground, he said, as they attract animals like boars, primates or dogs,” BBC states.

Normally, they won’t attack humans since those snakes are also scared of us.  However, when they are too hungry, they won’t think of their fears and would eat anything to fill their belly.

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