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Published: Thu, March 30, 2017
Health | By Constance Griffith

Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

Friends and family have expressed shock and dismay after a caught python was cut up only to expose the remains of 25 year old Indonesian man, Akbar Salubiro.

Shocked by the incident, farmers in the village had stayed at home over the past few days when it was actually time to harvest palm oil.

Junaedi, the secretary of Salubiro village, told the AP that the discovery capped a near two-day search for the man after he vanished while working on palm oil crops on Sunday.

Upon slicing, the villagers got the shock of a lifetime when they saw Akbar's lifeless body - still whole - curled up inside the seven-meter python's stomach. The snake was sliced open with an 18-inch hunting knife after villagers hunting for Salubiro found it in his back garden.

The video of the snake's belly being cut is now viral on YouTube. "After not returning to his home, people looked for him", said Satriawan, Akbar's neighbor.

Pythons rarely attempt to eat humans, though there are occasional reports of them swallowing young children.

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When the snake was captured, the boots Akbar was wearing were clearly visible in the stomach of the snake. Villagers searching for Akbar became suspicious when they spotted a large snake moving in an awkward fashion.

As the photos show, Akbar's body and clothing were found intact inside the snake's body.

Akbar's wife only found out her husband was dead after seeing a local news report.

Reticulated pythons, a species of python found in Southeast Asia, usually suffocate their victims before swallowing them whole, the BBC noted.

Giant pythons are the breed of snake, which regularly is more than 20 feet, is commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines, but never before a human being has been attacked and gobbled up fully.

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