Missing woman found dead inside python (Photos)

A 54-year-old Indonesian woman identified as Wa Tiba, who had been missing since Thursday was found dead inside a python on the island of Sulawesi.

Villagers and authorities in Southeast Sulawesi province found the python, as they were searching for the missing lady. News website detik.com reported that they only found her belongings and suspected that the snake might have swallowed her.

“The villagers who were suspicious brought the python back to the village and cut it open. She was found dead inside the snake with the body intact,” local police chief Agus Ramos said.

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Some months ago, a missing Indonesian man was also found inside a massive python on the island of Sulawesi, according to local authorities and news reports.

Villagers found the body of Akbar Salubiro, 25, after cutting open a 23-foot-long reticulated python, The Jakarta Post reported. Salubiro was reported missing Monday after he failed to return from harvesting palm oil the following day, a spokesperson for the police in West Sulawesi province told BBC Indonesian.

While searching for the man villagers found the python and suspected that it might have eaten Salubiro.

“They didn’t find him (Akbar), but the villagers saw an unmoving python in the ditch,” Mashura, who goes by his first name, told BBC Indonesia. “They grew suspicious that maybe the snake had Akbar. When they cut it open, Akbar was inside the snake.”

Villagers found one of Salubiro’s boots, his harvesting tool and palm fruit at the site, The Associated Press reported. Tribun Timur posted the video of people cutting open the snake at night. In the video, people crowd around as the snake’s skin is pulled back, revealing an intact body laying on its side.

Reticulated pythons typically eat small to medium-sized mammals and squeeze their prey to death before swallowing it whole, according AP. Attacks on humans are extremely rare.

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