Missing mother-of-four found inside python’s belly in Indonesia

Missing mother-of-four found inside python’s belly in Indonesia

Villagers were forced to cut a mother-of-four out of a python’s enlarged belly after it swallowed her whole in central Indonesia. 

Farida, 45, was declared missing after she failed to return to her home in Kalempang in South Sulawesi on Thursday, according to the Agence France Presse.

During a search for the mother-of-four the following day, her husband reportedly found her belongings.

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“The villagers then searched the area. They soon spotted a python with a large belly,” village leader Suardi Rosi told the publication.

“They agreed to cut open the python’s stomach. As soon as they did, Farida’s head was immediately visible.”

Farida was found fully clothed inside the five-metre-long reticulated python.

Local media last year reported another woman was found dead inside a python at a plantation in the Jambi province, with two other similar incidents recorded in 2017 to 2018.

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Pythons swallow their food whole de to flexible muscles and ligaments in their jaws, according to the Billabong Sanctuary.

Their bodies are able to expand to make room for large prey and take several hours to digest their meal.

Pythons are typically found in regions like Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia. 

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