Rescue workers cut open a reticulated python to retrieve the body of missing Farida in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province.  (Photo: Morbid Knowledge/X)

Rescue workers cut open a reticulated python to retrieve the body of missing Farida in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province. (Photo: Morbid Knowledge/X)

Farida, a mother of four, had been missing since Thursday and was found inside a netted python in Kalimpang village.

A woman in central Indonesia has been found dead inside the stomach of a snake after it swallowed her whole, a local official said on Saturday.

Farida’s husband, 45, and residents of the village of Kalimpong in South Sulawesi province, discovered her on Friday inside the reticulated python, which measured about five meters (16 feet).

The mother of four had been missing since Thursday night and had failed to return home, prompting a search effort, village chief Surdi Rozi told AFP.

Her husband “found her belongings… which made her suspicious. The villagers then searched the area. They soon saw a python with a big belly,” Swardi said.

“They agreed to cut open the python’s belly. As soon as they did, Farida’s head immediately appeared.

Farida was found completely wrapped inside the snake.

Such incidents are considered extremely rare, but several people in Indonesia have died after being swallowed whole by pythons in recent years.

Last year, residents of Tinangya district in southeast Sulawesi killed an eight-meter python, which was found strangling one of the farmers in a village.

In 2018, a 54-year-old woman was found dead inside a seven-meter long python in the town of Muna in southeast Sulawesi.

And a year ago, a farmer in West Sulawesi went missing before being eaten alive by a four-metre python in a palm oil plantation.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed. AFP)





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