Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Indonesian woman swallowed whole by 23-foot python

Indonesian woman swallowed whole by 23-foot python

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.

Muna police chief said she was 54 years old. The only thing she discovered were her sister's footsteps, her machete and her slippers. The horrifying incident took place on Friday, June 15, in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi.

The lifeless body of a mother of two has been retrieved from the belly of a giant python in Indonesia.


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

The Chief of local police, Agus Ramos said, "The villagers who were suspicious brought the python back to the village and cut it open". Tiba lay intact inside the snake, clothed just as she had when she went to check the corn. The villagers killed the giant animal and dissected it.

The field was about a half mile from her house, surrounded by cliffs, caves and a certain number of reticulated pythons, the longest snakes in the world.


Giant pythons, which regularly top six metres, are commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Pythons generally don't eat humans as they feed on smaller mammals.

It was the second python attack on a human in Indonesia since March last year, when a 25-year-old man was swallowed whole by a python in West Sulawesi province. However, previous year another deadly python had killed a farmer in the village of Salubiro.


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