25-year-old Akbar Salubiro was found dead inside of a 22-foot python
On Sunday night Salubiro reportedly left to go harvest palm oil but never returned
Residents found the giant swollen python in Salubiro’s back garden
Village Secretary Salubiro Junaidi claimed residents heard cries coming from the palm grove
On Sunday night, 25-year-old Akbar Salubiro went missing in west Sulawesi, Indonesia. Salubiro was reported to have gone off to harvest palm oil from a remote village, but after not returning home residents began a search.
The search party discovered a giant swollen python in Salubiro’s back garden the next evening. There was immediate concern that Salubiro had been suffocated and swallowed.
Residents cut the python open and found Salubrio dead inside. A pair of boots he was wearing when he left to harvest palm oil were recognized as the python’s stomach was opened.
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It was reported that the Village Secretary Salubiro Junaidi claimed residents heard cries coming from the palm grove the night before Salubiro was discovered.
Salubrio’s wife, Munu, was away at the time of the incident. She later learned the horrifying fate of her husband after it was reported by local media.
The python in the attack was reported to be roughly 22-feet long. On average pythons can vary from 3 to 30-feet in length.
Pythons are non-venomous, relying on the process of constriction to kill their prey. After grasping their prey with their teeth to restrain them, the python will coil itself around the body.
The python will then tighten the coils, cutting off both air supply and circulation, but many believe asphyxiation is the main cause of death. Contrary to popular belief, pythons hardly ever crush their victims to death. Normally, a python will not tighten it’s grip enough to break bones.