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A missing mother was found dead inside a 16-foot python after it swallowed her whole in Indonesia

A missing mother was found dead inside a 16-foot python after it swallowed her whole in Indonesia

A woman was found dead inside the stomach of a snake after it swallowed her whole in central Indonesia, a local official said today, Saturday. She is at least the fifth person to be devoured by a snake in the country since 2017.

On Friday, Farida, 45, a resident of Kalembang village in South Sulawesi province, was discovered inside a reticulated python about five meters (16 feet) long.

The village head, Suardi Rossi, told AFP that the mother of four went missing on Thursday evening and did not return to her home, prompting efforts to search for her.

Suardi said her husband “found her belongings… which aroused his suspicions. The villagers then searched the area. They quickly found a snake with a large belly.”

He added: “They agreed to cut open the snake’s stomach. As soon as they did that, Farida’s head immediately appeared.”

Farida was found fully clothed inside the snake.

Graphic video Published by TMZ The snake appeared to have been cut down in a wooded area as more footage emerged Published by the Daily Mail The photo showed the woman’s body being carried in a blanket in front of distressed villagers.

And other similar incidents in recent years

Reticulated pythons grab their prey with dozens of sharp, curved teeth and then squeeze it to death before swallowing it whole. They are widespread in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, and are known to eat monkeys, pigs and other mammals.

A reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) wriggles atop a tree trunk at Hagenbeek Zoo in December 2021.

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Reports of humans being killed by snakes are extremely rare, but several people have died in Indonesia in recent years after being swallowed whole by snakes.

Last year, residents of the Tenangia district of southeast Sulawesi killed an eight-metre-long python that was found strangling and eating a farmer in a village.

In 2022, a woman was killed in Jambi Province, Indonesia and swallowed whole by a snake, the BBC reported. mentionedquoted from local media.

In 2018, A A woman is found dead Inside a seven-metre-long python in the town of Muna, Southeast Sulawesi. Officials said the victim, 54-year-old Taiba, disappeared while examining her vegetable garden near her village.

In 2017, a farmer in West Sulawesi went missing before being found alive, eaten by a four-metre-long python on a palm oil plantation. A six-minute video obtained by CBS News showed villagers cutting up the snake’s carcass to reveal the legs and torso of the dead victim, named Akbar. Villagers said the victim was most likely ambushed from behind.

‘Reputation for being aggressive’

The reticulated python is The longest snake in the worldAccording to the Natural History Museum in London. They are native to South Asia and can reach over 20 feet tall.

The longest reticulated python ever found in the wild was discovered in 1912, according to the museum, and measured about 33 feet in length — “more than half the length of a bowling alley and makes this snake longer than a giraffe.” ”

Atlanta Zoowhich houses reticulated pythons, says the snakes “have a reputation for being aggressive.”

Snakes are sometimes kept as pets in the United States

Last year, a 14-foot reticulated python was found Found dead On the side of the road on Long Island, prompting a search for its owner.

In 2022, A.J 16 feet long albino reticulated python The piece that had been sliding through a Texas neighborhood for months was finally rescued and returned to its owner.

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