Residents of a village on the island of Sulawesi, in the central region of Indonesia, have found the body of a woman inside a pythonthe second such incident in that area of ​​the Asian archipelago in a month.

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The 38-year-old victim was found by local residents in the province of Luwu in southern Sulawesi when her husband reported her disappearance after they had both set off on their way home, although the man did so a few minutes earlier, according to a statement from local authorities.

Neighbors found the python in the area where the woman had disappeared on her way home.and they immediately suspected that he might have devoured the woman because his stomach was swollen, the report indicates.

“Finally, after cutting open the snake, they found the lifeless body of the woman”the text says, adding that the woman was later buried near her home.

What kind of python killed the woman?

The statement specifies that This is a reticulated python (Malayophython reticulatus), considered the longest snake in the world., reaching up to 8 meters and 250 kilograms, which usually suffocates its victims with its body before swallowing them.

This is the second woman to be killed by this type of animal in a month on this Indonesian island. At the beginning of June, local residents also found the body of a 45-year-old villager swallowed by a 5-metre-long python.

The python feeds primarily on rodents, fish and other reptiles, although larger specimens also hunt monkeys, deer, wild boar and even leopards.

Although it is not common, some pythons can attack and swallow an adult male or female, as has happened several times in Indonesia.

In 2017, a 27-year-old man was found dead inside a python in Sulawesi, while a 50-year-old woman was also found in 2022 inside another snake on the island of Sumatra.

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