Python And Security Guard Have A Fight To The Death.
An Indonesian village had an unwanted visitor, a Reticulated Python. The python is common to the area and found all over Southeast Asia. Pythons primarily eat rodents and as it grows will work its way up to eating small animals like dogs, pigs, and chickens.
The python can grow up to 30ft long but it is rare for them to reach that length. Robert Nababan, a Security Guard from the village, stumbled across the snake in their palm oil plantation.
The guard tried to catch the snake in order to keep the villagers safe and the road clear. The snake in defense bit Nababan on the arm which led to a wrestling match. The village stepped in and together with a log they defeated the snake.
The guard was severely injured from the snake’s initial bite which nearly took off his arm. The man was ok after but medical officials say they may have to take the arm. With the snake defeated the village rejoiced and ate the snake.
The python that attacked Nababan was provoked, Boyer said, and likely tried to bite and squeeze the guard to defend itself — not to make a meal. But reticulated pythons have very rarely been known to feed on humans. On another palm oil plantation in West Sulawesi, Indonesia, a 25-year-old man was found inside the belly of a 23-foot-long (7 m) python in March.
A 2011 study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that in the past, reticulated pythons have menaced humans in the Philippines. Data on the hunter-gatherer Agta people from 1976 revealed 16 cases of predatory reticulated python attacks over the previous decades. Two of the fatalities were children, but the pythons also constricted and killed two adults. A third adult died from an infected python bite.
This weekend’s attack had a happier result, at least for the humans involved. Nababan killed the snake with the help of some nearby villagers, according to the BBC, and it was subsequently fried and eaten.