A palm oil farmer in Indonesia was reportedly swallowed by a 23-foot python snake, according to villagers in the country’s Sulawesi island.
The man, identified only as Akbar, was reported missing on Monday by residents of the Salubrio village in the West Sulawesi province after he did not return from work.
As the villagers went searching for Akbar, they reportedly found a pile of palm oil fruit like the one that Akbar picks, a tool and a fat python coiled up near the area, according to Junaedi, the secretary of the Salubiro village.
The Daily Caller reports:
The villagers then cut up the snake and posted a video of it on the Tribun Timur newsite. They claimed to find Akbar’s legs and torso.
Junaedi told the AP that: “When its stomach was cut, we first saw his boot and legs near the neck…it seems he was attacked from behind because we found a wound on his back.”
The type of python that may have attacked Akbar is commonly found in some countries in Southeast Asia. They normally do not attack humans, but have been known to swallow other mammals in the forest.