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Indonesian man found dead in belly of 7m-long python

Sun Online Desk     29th March, 2017 02:12:47 printer

Indonesian man found dead in belly of 7m-long python

This is the sickening moment a dead man was cut out of a seven-metre long python's stomach after being swallowed whole.


Akbar Salubiro, 25, went missing on Sunday night after setting off to harvest palm oil in a remote village on the island of west Sulawesi, Indonesia.


In the search for the 25-year-old, concerned friends and relatives found a giant python sprawled out in Akbar's own back garden the next evening - and feared he had been suffocated and swallowed.


The reticulated python, reported to be 7m (23ft)-long, was cut open and the man's body was found.


Reticulated pythons are among the world's longest reptiles and suffocate their victims before swallowing them whole.


Pythons rarely kill and eat humans, although there are occasional reports of them swallowing young children or animals.


Mashura, a spokesperson for the police in West Sulawesi province told BBC Indonesian that villagers reported to police that Akbar had been missing for 24 hours.


Police then conducted a search and found the snake near the family's palm plantation.


"They didn't find him (Akbar), but the villagers saw an unmoving python in the ditch. They grew suspicious that maybe the snake had Akbar.

When they cut it open, Akbar was inside the snake," Mashura, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said.