MIRROR – Horrified villagers searching for their missing pal were shocked when they found him in the stomach of a 7m-long python who had swallowed him whole.
Friends of Akbar Salubiro was still wearing welly boots, short and t-shirt when he was cut from the belly of the beast.
The snake was sliced open with an 18-inch hunting knife after villagers hunting for Salubiro found it in his back garden.
The 25-year-old vanished after he set off for work harvesting palm oil in a remote village on the island of west sulawesi, Indonesia, on Sunday night.
When he didn’t return home concerned friends and relatives began looking for him the next evening.
They found the stodged python sprawled out in Akbar’s own back garden on Monday night at 10pm – and feared he had been suffocated and swallowed.
Locals gathered round as one man used an 18-inch long hunting knife to slice open the serpent – and found Akbar inside still in tact.
Local media reported that Akbar’s wife, Munu, was away at the time and only found out when pictures and video emerged in the news.
Village secretary Salubiro Junaidi said: “People had heard cries from the palm grove the night before Akbar was found in the snake’s stomach.
Oh my god I am so scared. These pictures suck. I’m also, apparently, super dumb because I kept reading the news story wondering if he was alive or dead. I was just scrolling down yelling ‘just tell me if he’s alive already!’. As if this is something a human could survive. Like this is Moby Dick or some shit. They were going to cut the snake open, Akbar was going to pop out and say “jeez, what took you guys so long?” C’mon Jimmy. Be smart for one second. That dude is dead. He got swallowed whole by a snake in his back garden and died.
Then I read that this happened in Indonesia and I thought, “shit I’ve been to Indonesia before,” I barely escaped death. What I’m really doing is trying to think about anything other than the video I just watched because fuck that. I don’t really know how to explain it. All I can continuously say is this story and video have scared me. My skin is tingling. My eyes are wide and doughy, searching for someone to console me.
P.S. how about his wife finding out about this by seeing the pictures online. Jesus christ.