This makes Thai snakes look tame… a man was found dead inside a python’s stomach after he was swallowed whole.
Akbar Salubiro, 25, had set off to start work harvesting palm oil in a remote village on the island on west sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday night.
But he didn’t return home and concerned friends and relatives began looking for him the next evening.
They found the stodged python sprawled out in Akbar’s own back garden on Monday night at 10pm – and feared he had been suffocated and swallowed.
They gathered round as one man used an 18-inch long hunting knife to slice open the serpent – and found Akbar inside still in tact.
Incredible footage shows the corpse being slowly removed from the killer reptile as the leathery skin is peeled away.
Local villager Satriawan – who knew Akbar – said: “He was sound in the location of the garden.
“Initially Akbar set out from his home to go to harvest palm, after not returning to his home people looked for him.’’
Local media reported that Akbar’s wife, Munu, was away at the time and only found out when pictures and video emerged in the news.
Village secretary Salubiro Junaidi said: ‘’People had heard cries from the palm grove the night before Akbar was found in the snake’s stomach.
‘’When the snake was captured, the boots Akbar was wearing were clearly visible in the stomach of the snake.
‘’Resident cut open the belly of the snake and Akbar was lifeless.’’
Reticulated pythons are boa constrictors that suffocate their victims before swallowing them whole.