Python swal­lows worker

The Dominion Post - - World -

A 25-year-old Indonesian man has been swal­lowed whole by a python on the is­land of Su­lawesi, vil­lagers and news re­ports said. A six-minute video on the web­site of the Tri­bun Timur pub­li­ca­tion shows vil­lagers slic­ing open the python’s car­cass to re­veal the legs and torso of the dead vic­tim, named Ak­bar. Ju­naedi, the sec­re­tary of Salu­biro vil­lage in West Su­lawesi prov­ince, said vil­lagers be­gan search­ing for Ak­bar on Mon­day night af­ter re­al­is­ing he hadn’t re­turned from work­ing on his palm oil crops the pre­vi­ous day. The search party found scat­tered palm oil fruit, a pick­ing tool and a boot, and then spot­ted the en­gorged 7m-long retic­u­lated python. ‘‘When its stom­ach was cut, we first saw his boot and legs near the neck,’’ he said. ‘‘It seems he was at­tacked from be­hind be­cause we found a wound on his back.’’

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