A 23 Foot Python Swallowed A Man Whole

This video of a man being cut out of a 23 foot python was uploaded only a few days ago but has already amassed over 2 million views.

The video, not for the faint of heart, comes from Indonesia and then man that succumbed to this horrible death was  25-year-old Akbar Salubiro. He was a harvester who worked on a palm oil plantation on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi who went missing a few days earlier.

The man was likely coiled up and his blood flow cut off by the reticulated python before being swallowed. Although pythons are known to eat rather large animals reports of them eating humans are very rare. A lecturer at Hasanuddin University in Makassar says, “Because the habitat is destroyed, the snake’s natural food sources are also affected. Thus, the snake went out to the palm oil plantation to seek prey.”