Discovery of a giant python in Indonesia




The people of Pucuang Anam, a village in Sumatra, Indonesia, discovered a giant python eight meters long. The snake wanted to attack a man but the group managed to capture the animal. The Indonesian villagers initially thought that the giant snake was just a piece of wood before they touched it and that the python then tried to wrap around one of them. After calling for help and mastering the snake, the men put it in a cage and asked for help at a local zoo that unfortunately refused to take the python, citing overcapacity. For the moment they keep the python in his cage so that the villagers can come and see him.




A video showing this gigantic python wrapping around an Indonesian villager has been seen more than a million times in just a few days.


Pythons of 8 m are rare. One of the largest specimens measured scientifically was coming from Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Measured under anesthesia at 6.95 m (22.8 ft), he weighed 59 kg (130 lb) after not eating for nearly 3 months. Even though Pythons are not poisonous, they are still dangerous because they kill their prey by wrapping around them and squeezing them until they die and then swallowing them. In 2018 an Indonesian woman was found dead in the belly of a giant python after she was captured near where she disappeared while she was tending her vegetable garden on the island of Sulawesi.




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