News & Opinion | June 18, 2018 10:56 am

Indonesian Woman Killed, Swallowed by 23-Foot Python in Garden

Wa Tiba, 54, went missing last Thursday and was found inside the giant snake a day later.

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(The Washington Post)

A missing Indonesian woman has been found dead inside a 23-foot-long python, Huffington Post reports. Wa Tiba went to go check on her vegetable garden on Thursday near her village on Muna Island in central Indonesia. That was the last time anyone heard from her. A search party on Friday found a reticulated python with a swollen belly just 50 yards from the garden where Tiba’s family found a few of her belongings earlier that day. The villages killed the snake and cut it open to reveal Tiba’s dead body.

Pythons usually kill their prey by wrapping itself around the animal and crushing it, causing it to suffocate or go into cardiac arrest. You can watch a video below, but warning, it is extremely graphic.