Indonesian Woman Swallowed By Giant Python

Hugh Fox
June 17, 2018

The stomach-churning incident left residents of the remote village in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, terrified for their lives.

Videos shared on the internet showed villagers slicing open the python's carcass to reveal the woman's body. In nearly all cases, the predator is a reticulated python (Python reticulatus), a species of python found in Southeast Asia. Upon cutting open the snake's belly, the entire body of the victim was found inside.

The family and villagers launched a search for the woman, and found the snake with a bloated belly about 50 yards from where her belongings were found.

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The victim was a 54-year-old woman identified as Wa Tiba who had suddenly gone missing while tending her vegetable garden.

"The family then reported this to the police and the search reached its conclusion at 9am".

"When they cut open the snake's belly, they found Tiba's body still intact with all her clothes", Faris said.

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In March a year ago, a farmer was killed by a python in the village of Salubiro on Sulawesi island.

A single photo of a snake digesting a pig has been used to falsely claim attacks on humans in China, Africa and across Southeast Asia.

In March past year, a farmer was killed by a python in the village of Salubiro on Sulawesi island.

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Junaidi said the snake had swallowed the farmer whole, adding that it was the only such fatality recorded in the region. Staying in the same region as that of a big python is never advised as these natural constrictors when coming in contact with humans will exhibit their natural behaviour.

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