An elderly woman was swallowed by a 22-foot giant python in Indonesia – one of the horrifying incidents captured on video in the Southeast Asian country in recent years as experts blamed the attacks. Deforestation is increasing in the region.
The victim in Sunday’s case, identified only as a 54-year-old woman named Jahrah, did not return home after harvesting rubber at a plantation in Jambi province earlier in the day.
54-year-old grandmother The latest victim of a deadly snake attack, the villagers dissected the snake to discover her body
Her husband frantically searched the area, but only discovered his wife’s coat, headscarf, slippers and knife, Betara Jambi’s AKP police chief Herafa recounted. CNN Indonesia.
A search team was formed the next day, where the giant snake was found with a swollen middle, indicating it had eaten something large.
Shocking video, uploaded ViralPressshows a volunteer carefully holding the snake’s head with a twig as others begin to smack it over the swollen area.
The clip then shows villagers carefully butchering the python, where officials say the missing woman’s body has been found.
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“Everybody was surprised,” Anto, the head of the local Terjun Gajah village, told ViralPress. “It turned out that the woman we were looking for was in the snake’s stomach.”
Anto believes the snake bit Jahrah before wrapping around her and suffocating her and devouring her, adding that it took at least two hours for it to finish devouring her.
And the giant snake isn’t even the largest found in the village, with a 27-foot python previously discovered, according to Anto.
Officials say Sunday’s incident One of several deadly snake attacks in Indonesia in recent years
Unfortunately, one was not caught, the official said, leaving locals “worried that larger snakes are still in the forest.”
Jahrah’s death comes a few years after another 55-year-old woman was eaten by a giant snake in Muna district, Southeast Sulawesi in 2018. A bewildering video of the incident was also posted online, where it quickly spread.
And in 2017, another similar python swallowed a palm oil farmer in Indonesia Evil behavior.
According to the Jakarta Post, the 25-year-old man, surnamed Akbar, was found dead inside the stomach of a 23-foot python.
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His body was identified by neighbors who found the snake and recognized the outline of their friend’s gum in the snake’s stomach. According to reports, the reptile was located just a few feet from the victim’s house.
His body was found completely intact after dissecting the snake’s abdomen.
Experts blame deforestation caused by palm oil industry forcing snakes to look for alternative food sources
Experts blame deforestation for causing snakes to seek alternative food sources. Pythons don’t usually eat humans, and in these cases, the victim died long before being eaten.
According to agriculture lecturer Rahmansyah from Hasanuddin University in Makassar, the loss of habitat caused by Indonesia’s lucrative palm oil production may be at least partly responsible for the snakes’ unusual decision to hunt. People.
“Due to the destruction of the habitat, the snake’s natural food source is also affected. So the snake went out to the palm oil plantation in search of prey,” Rahmansyah told the Jakarta Post about the 2017 incident.
In that incident, palm oil farmers were so frightened that many people stayed home from work following the man’s death.
Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil, and threats to endangered rainforest species forced the Indonesian government to issue a five-year ban back in 2016 on planting permits. new palm oil, according to Mongabay News.