23-Foot-Long Python Swallows Indonesian Woman As She Checks Her Corn

Erika Holt
June 19, 2018

Tiba was reported to have gone missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening. Tiba lay intact inside the snake, clothed just as she had been when she went to check the corn.

Some 100 residents, including anxious relatives, launched a search for the woman after she failed to return from her garden Thursday night.

They began looking for her at 6am and a later found her sandals, machete and torch around 30 metres from a patch of bushes that appeared ruffled.

The revelation that the snake may have eaten the woman was made after 100 locals launched a search for the woman after she failed to return from her garden.

The Chief of local police, Agus Ramos said, "The villagers who were suspicious brought the python back to the village and cut it open".

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After treating the snake charmer, the doctors referred him to a better hospital in Varanasi. Residents then suspected the snake swallowed Wa Tiba.

The garden was at the base of a rocky cliff and known to be home to snakes, the spokesman said.

The woman killed has been identified as 54-year-old Wa Tiba, a mother of two. Reports of humans being killed by pythons are extremely rare.

Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia that is home to some of the biggest and most deadly wild pythons in the world. That poor woman. It looked like a horror movie.

An Indonesian woman has been cut out of the stomach of a giant python after the snake ate her alive. The farmer fell prey to a 23-foot reticulated python and was discovered in a similar manner at the end of March 2017. However, past year another deadly python had killed a farmer in the village of Salubiro.

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