You won’t believe what villagers in Indonesia found inside the belly of a 16-foot python

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Snakes are the most common fear among all Americans.

Research shows roughly 50% of Americans feel “anxious” about snakes.

But you won’t believe what villagers in Indonesia found inside the belly of a 16-foot python.

Pythons are one of the most terrifying snakes

With 41 different types of species, pythons are the largest snakes in the world.

Pythons can grow up to 30 feet in length and weigh up to 250 pounds.

They have an impressive lifespan of more than 30 years in captivity.

Unlike many other snakes, pythons are nonvenomous. 

But that doesn’t mean they can’t harm or kill you.

Instead of using venom, pythons use their strength to capture their prey.

Once captured, the python exerts enough pressure by constricting that it causes the prey’s heart to stop beating.

And a 45-year-old woman in Indonesia’s Kalempang village recently became the latest human victim of a python.

Last Thursday, the woman told her husband she was going to sell chiles to a collector and would be back later.

But when the woman never returned home, her husband and family members started frantically searching for her.

They came up empty-handed in their search for her.

Nightmare ensues for the search party

However, one group of searchers discovered a huge python near the woman’s abandoned belongings.

“The villagers then searched the area,” village chief Suardi Rosi said. “They soon spotted a python with a large belly.”

They decided to slice the python open and what they found was shocking.

As they were cutting the snake open, the woman’s head became visible from inside of its stomach.

This is not the first person to be eaten alive or killed by a massive python.

“Last year, an 8-meter python was killed by residents in Southeast Sulawesi’s Tinanggea district after it was found strangling and eating one of the farmers in a village,” DW reported. “In 2018, a 54-year-old woman was found dead inside a 7-meter python in Southeast Sulawesi’s Muna town.”

A four-meter python ate a farmer at a palm oil plantation in West Sulawesi the previous year.

Pythons have the ability to slow down their own metabolism rate in order to conserve energy.

They can go for months without eating.

A grown human would certainly keep a python satiated for a long time.

But getting eaten alive by a massive python is a terrifying thought.