Missing Mother of 4 Found Dead Inside Belly of 4-Metre Long Python: It Swallowed Her Whole

Missing Mother of 4 Found Dead Inside Belly of 4-Metre Long Python: It Swallowed Her Whole

  • Farida was reported missing when she failed to return home at night, prompting a search
  • During a search mission, the villagers spotted a python with a large belly and cut it open
  • They found the 50-year-old woman, fully clothed, inside the 16-foot-long reptile

The body of a woman who was reported missing on Thursday, 6 June, has been found inside a python's stomach.

Collage of an Indonesian woman with a basked on her head, and the search party that found Farida's body.
Farida left home to sell vegetables at the local market and was found swallowed by a python. Photo credits: Martin Puddy/Viral Press.
Source: UGC

CBS News reports that Farida, a mother of four from central Indonesia, failed to return home, prompting a search effort.

Where was Farida going when she disappeared?

The 50-year-old woman disappeared while walking through woodland to sell food at a nearby local market.

After a day of searching, residents of Kalempang village in South Sulawesi province found her inside the 16-foot reticulated reptile.

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Details indicate that Farida's husband, Noni, became suspicious when he found her belongings.

The discovery led the villagers to search the area, after which they spotted a python with a large belly.

"They agreed to cut open the python's stomach. As soon as they did, Farida's head was immediately visible," village head Suardi Rosi told the media.

What was Farida's husband's reaction?

Graphic videos captured the snake being cut open in a wooded area as Farida was found fully clothed inside.

Upon retrieval, the woman's body was removed and taken away for burial in the Pitu Riawa district of Sidrap Regency, South Sulawesi province.

"I am forever sorry that I let my wife go out alone. If I had been with her that day, the snake would not have dared to touch her," the grieving husband said, as reported by Daily Mail.

Reports of humans being killed by pythons are uncommon in Indonesia, but several people have died in recent years after being swallowed whole.

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Statistics indicate that Farida's death marks the fifth person to be devoured by a python in the country since 2017.

Woman keeps snake pet for riches

Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that a Tanzanian woman who lives with a huge snake for wealth shared that the more it grows, the wealthier she becomes. Latifah Musa claimed that she was instructed never to sleep with another man and once almost died for going against the instructions.

She disclosed that losing a loved one for being unable to pay medical bills made her look for ways to earn good money.

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