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VIDEO: Body of Missing Indonesian Man Found Inside a Giant Python [NSFW]

This story is by turns bizarre, horrifying and tragic, and begins after a 26-year-old Indonesian farmer was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home from working on his plantation Sunday night.

The next day, residents of Salubiro, a small village on the island of Sulawesi, sighted a giant python — reportedly measuring 23 feet long — which appeared to be moving strangely. Closer inspection found the snake’s body grotesquely swollen, no doubt from very large prey it had recently swallowed.

Village leaders noted the farmer’s machete and one boot had been found near the same location… and his friends and family feared the worst. Sadly, those fears were soon proven correct.

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“Residents and officials decided to kill the python,” villager Asdin Rudi Fathir told Reuters reporter Kanupriya Kapoor, “and were shocked to find a human body inside.”

The body was confirmed by family members to be that of the missing man, named Abdul (no last name was given, though this is common to the region).

The graphic video shown above depicts the dissection of the snake; a human body is soon exposed within its digestive tract (beginning with the legs, on which one boot can be seen) at roughly the 3-minute mark.

 

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