A 25-year-old man named Akbar went missing while harvesting palm oil on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi over the weekend, and this story unfortunately doesn’t have a happy ending.
On Monday, villagers who had been searching for Akbar made a horrifying discovery when they came across a 23-foot long python that was surrounded by scattered remnants of palm oil fruit.
The villagers ultimately captured the bloated snake, and sadly found Akbar inside.
You can watch video of the incident below, but we must warn you it’s overwhelming and isn’t for the faint of heart.
The gruesome discovery unfolded inch by inch, as the villagers on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi gathered around a misshapen python and began to slice it open.
First appeared the bottom of one boot. Then a pair of legs.
In a widely shared nearly six-minute video published online by the Tribun Timur, bystanders yelp and point flashlights at the ever-widening snake carcass.
At last, the macabre revelation: Akbar, a 25-year-old man who had gone missing from Salubiro village on Sunday, apparently had been swallowed whole by the python, according to the Associated Press and local media reports.
“It seems he was attacked from behind because we found a wound on his back,” Junaedi, the secretary of Salubiro village in West Sulawesi province, told the AP. Many Indonesian people use only a single name.