7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman

A 54-year-old woman was swallowed by a seven-metre long python in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna offshore of Sulawesi

Village in shock as missing woman is found inside belly of giant python - Entertainment News

On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight, said Faris, who uses a single name.

The woman killed has been identified as 54-year-old Wa Tiba, a mother of two. The search party encountered a bloated snake not far from her garden.

The python could barely move, an indication it had just eaten.

According to her family, Wa Tiba wanted to check the plantation because wild boars often destroyed the crops, Tribunnews.com reported.

Later that morning, villagers spotted an eight-meter-long (26 foot) python with a swollen belly near the location, raising suspicions that Tiba had been swallowed whole by the snake and prompting locals to kill the creature.

She probably didn't die inside the snake: A reticulated python secures its prey with a bite, then wraps its body around the victim, squeezing down until the victim can not breathe, before consuming, according to the Associated Press.

After killing the snake, the villagers cut it open to discover Tiba's body. They killed the snake, and dragged it back to the village.

After prying apart the snake's skin and stomach, the woman's fully-clothed and perfectly whole, slime-covered body is revealed. Attacks on humans are supposed to be as rare as winning the lottery and being struck by lightning at the same time, as Amy B Wang wrote in a Washington Post report.

"We are scared to go outside. We can only pray for a safety". Indonesian villagers claimed to have captured the 447 kilograms (985 pounds) python.

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