A video that is viral on social media right now shows a massive 23-foot python being opened up by locals in Indonesia after it reportedly swallowed an entire 25-year-old man.
The video that we are talking about is really blurry to watch in the start and you would not understand much of it because a lot of people are standing around a giant snake.
Then a man starts to slice its belly down to the middle and you realize that an entire grown man is lying inside the python.
The man was dead.
The body that was found inside the snake belongs to be 25-year-old Akbar Salubiro, a harvester who worked on a palm oil plantation on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
He went missing on March 26, 2020.
The python that is in the video is a reticulated python.
Reticulated pythons are known to kill their food before they consume it, which means that Akbar was dead when he was consumed by the snake.
Despite being so big and dangerous, there are very few reports that reticulated pythons have eaten humans.
During an interview with Jakarta Post, Rahmansyah, a lecturer at Hasanuddin University in Makassar, said that deforestation caused by palm oil industry could be the reason behind the very unusual behavior of the massive snake.
He said during the interview: “Because the habitat is destroyed, the snake’s natural food sources are also affected. Thus, the snake went out to the palm oil plantation to seek prey.”
Villagers that opened the snake up found one of the boots of Salubiro and his harvesting tools near the site of the incident.
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