Horror in Indonesia. Jahra, a fifty-year-old woman, was devoured by a snake about seven meters long on a quiet day working in the rubber fields. It happened on Sunday in Jambi province, Indonesia. This was reported by various local media (including CNN Indonesia), As reported by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
The woman’s husband had sounded the alarm on Sunday evening. Jahra, a 54-year-old mother and grandmother, has not returned home. Her personal belongings were found near the workplace: a headscarf, a knife and some abandoned shoes. The searches continued Monday morning and the entire community was involved. Suspecting the abnormal bulge of the snake that was roaming the surroundings, the villagers decided to kill it in order to understand what had swallowed it. Then the animal was dismembered to quarter: the shocking discovery of its stomach. The victim is Jahra himself. Although this fact is exceptional, it is not the first time that similar cases have been recorded in Indonesia, where these snakes are widespread. The most recent fatal accidents date back to 2017 and 2018.
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According to local media reports from the Petara Police Chief, the woman’s body was found intact inside the snake’s stomach. The snake swallowed it in one gulp. As is known, these animals do not chew their prey, which is completely digested in the stomach immediately after suffocation. This is possible thanks to the flexible jaws.
As expert Mary Ruth Low of Singapore Wildlife Sanctuaries explained to the BBC, the snake’s diet consists mostly of mice, but when the animal reaches a size as large as the 50-year-old encountered, it measures at least 5 metres. They tend to hunt larger prey to meet more important calorie requirements. Pigs, cows, and even humans become the favorite foods of XXL snakes.
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