In today’s edition of “truly disturbing shit that will keep you from sleeping for a week”, a missing man’s body has been found dead inside the stomach of a giant python in Indonesia. Yes, really.
Warning: Graphic images ahead.
The lifeless body of an Indonesian man was found inside the stomach of a giant python.
( The above photo is of a 21-foot long reticulated python in Indonesia in 2003, the same breed that is said to have attacked this recent victim.)
No, unfortunately, this is not the plot of a Final Destination movie or the next Jurassic Park…
25-year-old Akbar was reported missing from his village home in Salubiro, West Sulawesi on Monday when he did not return from harvesting palm oil the previous afternoon.
BBC Indonesia reported that, upon organizing a search party, police discovered an engorged 23-foot (7-meter) python near Akbar’s family’s palm grove.
“People had heard cries from the palm grove the night before Akbar was found in the snake’s stomach,” Salubiro village secretary Junaedi told Jakarta Post.
“When the snake was captured, the boots Akbar was wearing were clearly visible in the stomach of the snake. Residents cut open the belly of the snake and Akbar was lifeless.”
A wound found on the victim’s back suggests that Akbar was most likely attacked from behind.
Graphic footage of the monstrous snake being cut open to reveal Akbar’s body was posted on YouTube by Indonesian media outlet Tribun Timur and it’s serious nightmare fuel.
Reticulated pythons are among the strongest creatures in the world and are common throughout southeast Asia.
According to specialist Nia Kurniawan, from Brawijaya University, while pythons typically avoid human settlements, they would most likely see palm oil plantations as an plentiful hunting ground as they attract animals like boars, primates or dogs.
These predators are identified as nonvenomous constrictors that will attack their prey by suffocating it to death and then swallowing it whole.
NOPE NOPE NOPE.
And here come the nightmares.