Meanwhile, outside the bubble…
A missing Indonesian man was found inside a gigantic reticulated python on the island of Sulawesi.
According to local press, Akbar Salubiro (above) was reported missing on Monday — 24 hours after failing to return from harvesting palm oil.
Villagers began searching for the 25-year-old at the site, only finding a harvesting tool, palm fruit, and one of his boots left behind.
Later, the search team stumbled upon a resting python and suspected that it might have eaten Salubiro.
Village secretary Salubiro Junaidi told The Jakarta Post:
“People had heard cries from the palm grove the night before Akbar was found in the snake’s stomach. When the snake was captured, the boots Akbar was wearing were clearly visible in the stomach of the snake.
Lo and behold, the 23-foot-long reptile was cut open, and the missing man’s body was found. If you think you can stomach the full, uncensored image, you can see for yourself:
Though reticulated pythons rarely attack humans, and typically prefer to eat small to medium-sized mammals; squeezing their prey to death before swallowing it whole.
Local news agency Tribun Timur posted a video of the villagers cutting open the snake at night. In the clip, people gathered around as the snake’s skin was pulled back, revealing Salubiro’s intact body laying on its side.
How unthinkably devastating.
You can watch the clip — though you may find it disturbing — of the villagers cutting open the snake (below).
[Image via Tribun Timur/YouTube.]