Man fights 23-foot python to death after it mauled his arm

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Wednesday 04 October 2017 14:45
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Picture:(AFP PHOTO/BATANG GANSAL POLICE)

Most security guards just have to deal with loitering teens and the odd shoplifter. Not pythons.

One security guard in Indonesia however, has reportedly survived an encounter with a 23-foot python.

According to the Daily Telegraph and Indonesian TV, guard Robert Nababan approached the python which was blocking a road on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Picture: AFP PHOTO/BATANG GANSAL POLICE(AFP PHOTO / BATANG GANSAL POLICE)

Look at it.

According Nababan:

I tried to catch it. It bit my arm, and we wrestled for a while

Nababan and two others were reportedly involved in trying to shift the enormous python from the road. In doing this, somehow the python was able to sink its teeth into the 37-year-olds arm.

The python also attempted to wrap its body around Nababan, which is how the animals generally go about killing things.

As pictured, the snake came off worse, and was strung between two trees.

The type of python is thought to be a 'reticulated python', which is one of the world's longest snakes.

In 2016, another monster python was discovered on Penang island, Malaysia - it sadly died three days later.

HT Daily Telegraph

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