Last Monday in Jakarta, the body of a missing woman known only as Zahara to the public, aged 52, was discovered by villagers inside the stomach of a 6 meter long python.
Zahara worked as a rubber tapper, living in the district of Tanjung Jabung Barat and had been reported missing since last Sunday (23 Oct).
“We tried looking for her in the jungle. Then in the morning (Oct 25), we found Zahara inside the python’s belly,” said a villager of Desa Terjun Gajah where the incident took place.
Several attempts to reach her mobile phone were made alas to no avail.
It was approximated that around 300 villagers gathered to find Zahara and comb through the entire rubber plantation she worked at.
During the initial search, none of the villagers could find any trace of Zahara until around 9am the following day, where the snake was successfully captured and dispatched.
After noticing the python’s belly to be abnormally large, the villagers cut it open – revealing the body of Zahara. This incident has created a tense atmosphere within the village keeping residents on full alert.
The villagers also mentioned that about a week before the incident took place, they had found a much larger python, presumably 8 meters in length.
With that knowledge in mind, it’s fairly understandable to see why the villagers are on edge and they suspect that there might be bigger pythons lurking about.
Our prayers and condolences go out to Zahara’s family and loved ones.
Remember to be extremely alert and watch your step if you’re going into the jungle!