Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

The lifeless body of 25-year-old Akbar Salubiro, was found inside the stomach of a 7m-long python, who had swallowed him whole.

The Straits Times -an English-speaking newspaper in Singapore - reports that Akbar Salubiro was last seen on Sunday morning when he went off to harvest palm oil.

An onlooker captured cutting open the snake on video, which was posted to local newspaper Tribun Timur's website.

The reticulated python, reported to be 7 metres long, was cut open and the man's body was found.

Police then conducted a search and found the snake near the family's palm plantation. "When they cut it open, Akbar was inside the snake", said Mashura, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

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. It shows the man's body being removed from the reptile.

Akbar's wife was away when he went missing and only heard about his husband's demise through the news.

This kind of python, which regularly exceeds 20ft, is commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Although pythons rarely kill humans but this risky snake species is known to be responsible for many deaths. However, it is not very often they have to move very far in a hurry; that means that python do not track prey down. This viral video of shocking incident reminds of the 2013 occurrence when a security guard has been killed by a python near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

In the 1990s, a python was discovered in the same area, but nobody had ever been swallowed by a snake before, Junaidi observed.

How can a snake eat a human?