Woman Found Eaten Alive by 16 Foot Snake

KALEMPANG VILLAGE, SOUTH SULAWESI, INDONESIA — In a shocking incident, a missing woman in Indonesia was discovered inside a massive reticulated python after locals cut open the snake. The body of Farida, a 45-year-old mother of four, was found on Friday by her husband and residents of Kalempang village, according to local officials.

Farida went missing on Thursday night when she failed to return home. Concerned, her husband started searching for her and came across her belongings, raising suspicion among the villagers. Together, they searched the area and spotted a python with a noticeably large belly. They decided to take action and cut open the snake’s stomach, revealing Farida’s head.

The reticulated python, measured to be at least 16 feet long, had consumed Farida whole, leaving her fully clothed inside the reptile. Noni, her grief-stricken husband, expressed remorse for allowing his wife to go out alone. He attributed the tragedy to his absence, saying, “If I had been with her that day, the snake would not have dared to touch her.”

In 2018, a 54-year-old woman was found dead inside a 23-foot python in Southeast Sulawesi’s Muna town. Another incident involved a farmer in West Sulawesi who was discovered being eaten alive by a 13-foot python at a palm oil plantation.

Reticulated pythons, known as the world’s longest snakes, are native to Indonesia, the Philippines, India, and Borneo. While their natural diet consists mainly of rodents, larger snakes have been known to prey on pigs, civets, bearcats, and even primates. Importing reticulated pythons to the United States without proper permits is prohibited by federal law, restricting their presence to zoological, educational, medical, and scientific purposes.

The tragic discovery of Farida’s fate serves as a grim reminder of the dangers that can exist in nature, even in seemingly peaceful villages.