Makassar(June 18, 2018): An Indonesian woman vanished while tending her vegetable garden, and later has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured nearby.
The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found on Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi.As per the local police officer, residents were suspicious that the snake swallowed the victim, so they killed it and then carried it out of the garden. The python’s belly was cut open and the body of the victim was found inside.
Many residents of the village including worried relatives, started to search for the woman after she failed to return from her garden Thursday night.Villagers found the giant serpent lying about 30 metres from Tiba’s sandals and machete and that she was swallowed head first and her body was found intact.
The garden in which she disappeared was at the base of a rocky cliff, pockmarked by caves, and known to be home to snakes.Giant pythons, which regularly top six metres, are commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines.