A 54-year-old grandmother was found dead inside a python on Sunday after she was reported missing by concerned family members.
The woman, who has now been identified as local resident Jahrah, went on a walk to collect rubber in a nearby forest in the Jambi province on Sunday.
When she failed to return home, her husband raised the alarm and set out to search for her, finding several of her belongings where she had been working.
A search team was sent to the area where they unfortunately stumbled across the 7m-long python with a worrisome and large bulge in it’s stomach.
Locals then sliced open the python and discovered the dead grandmother still intact within the snake’s stomach.
Head of the Terjun Gajah village where Jahrah lived, Anto, detailed that the snake would have most likely bitten her, then suffocated her using it’s powerful body.
“Residents killed the snake and dissected its stomach contents,” he said.
“Everyone was astonished. It turned out that the woman we were looking for was in the snake’s stomach.”
He added that people are now worried for their safety because it appears snakes in the area are getting bigger.
“Villagers are now worried that bigger snakes are still in the forest.
“This giant snake has also swallowed two resident goats.”
It’s not the first time this has happened with another 54-year-old woman having been eaten by a 7 metre snake back in 2018.
The Indonesian woman had been checking on her vegetable garden on Muna island in the Southeast Sulawesi province when she disappeared. Her family launched a search party and similar to Jahrah, they found Wa Tiba inside the stomach of a python.
Previous to that attack, a 25-year-old man had been eaten in the West Sulawesi province.