You know that feeling when your gardening and suddenly your being swallowed by a 30-foot snake? No? Well, sadly that is how a 54-year-old Indonesian woman died. Wa Tiba was tending her garden when she went missing. She wasn't found until villagers spotted the gigantic snake and correctly guessed that Tiba was inside.
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Local police chief Hamka, "Residents were suspicious the snake swallowed the victim, so they killed it, then carried it out of the garden," said local police chief Hamka, who like many Indonesians has only one name. The snake's belly was cut open, and the body of the victim was found inside."
Worried family members enlisted the help of 100 village members and launched a search for the missing woman after she failed to return from her garden Thursday. Hamka said searchers found the giant python about 30 meters from the missing woman's sandals and her machete. Tiba was swallowed headfirst, and her body was recovered intact.
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The garden where the woman disappeared lies at the base of a rocky cliff with many caves in the cliff face making it an ideal dwelling for snakes. Attempts to eat people are usually rare, but last year a farmer was killed by a python and swallowed whole on Sulawesi island. If you are interested in seeing the whole video of Tiba being cut from the snake, an 8-minute version can be viewed below.
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