The body of a woman reported missing by her husband was found inside the body of snake.
The 54-year-old woman, named Jahrah, was reported missing on Sunday and was on the way to work at a rubber plantation, according to the Indonesian news site Detik.
Jahrah’s husband found her sandals, a knife and a headscarf belonging to his wife and when she failed to return home, he reported her missing to the police, Detik reported Jambi Police Chief AKP S Harefa saying.
After a search by locals, Jahrah’s body was found inside the stomach of a python, the police chief added.
“During the search, the team found a python 7m long suspected of having preyed on the victim. Then the team immediately caught the snake to ensure that the missing victim was in the snake’s stomach.
“When the residents searched, the victim was finally found in the snake’s stomach. The victim’s body was also not destroyed when it was found in the snake’s body, because it was suspected that it had just been preyed on,” the police said.
Pythons suffocate their prey by coiling themselves around their victim’s body.
In 2018, a woman was swallowed whole by a 23ft python in Indonesia while gardening.
Indonesia has a large population of giant reticulated pythons.