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GRAPHIC IMAGE: 7-metre-long python swallows Indonesian woman
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June 16, 2018
June 16, 2018 9:40 AM EDT
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JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 7-metre-long (23-foot-long) python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.
The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to the village chief, Faris.
On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight, said Faris, who uses a single name.
The family and villagers launched a search for the woman, and found the snake with a bloated belly about 50 metres (yards) from where her belongings were found.
The villagers killed the snake and carried it to the village.
“When they cut open the snake’s belly they found Tiba’s body still intact with all her clothes,” Faris said. “She was swallowed first from her head.”
Videos posted on some websites showed villagers slicing open the python’s carcass to reveal the woman’s body.
The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba (bottom) lies next to a python after villagers cut open the seven-metre (23-foot) snake which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi on June 16, 2018. (STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images)
Faris said the victim’s garden, about 1 kilometre (half a mile) from her house, is located in a rocky area with caves and cliffs believed to contain many snakes.
Reticulated pythons, which are widespread in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, grab onto their prey with dozens of sharp curved teeth and then squeeze it to death before swallowing it whole.
Reports of humans being killed by pythons are extremely rare. In the wild they are known to eat monkeys, pigs and other mammals.
It was the second python attack on a human in Indonesia since March last year, when a 25-year-old man was swallowed whole by a python in West Sulawesi province.

GRAPHIC IMAGE: 7-metre-long python swallows Indonesian woman | Toronto Sun
黑加法器是英格兰唯一的毒蛇 (The black adder is the only venomous snake in England)
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Snake in the can: Lost pet found in toilet miles away from where she went missing
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July 20, 2018
July 20, 2018 5:25 PM EDT
In this Thursday, July 19, 2018 photo, a snake peaks out in a toilet at James Hooper's home in Virginia Beach, Va. (James Hooper via AP)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A snake fished from a toilet in Virginia has been claimed by owners who say she went missing miles away.
James Hooper of Virginia Beach says he thought it was a prank when he spotted the snake in the toilet Thursday, but then he saw the tongue moving. Hooper says his roommate, Kenny Spruill, used a fishing pole with a noose to pull the snake out.
In this Thursday, July 19, 2018 photo, Kenny Spruill and and unidentified officer pose with a snake after Spruill removed it from the toilet of James Hooper’s home in Virginia Beach, Va. (James Hooper via AP)
Animal Control Supervisor Rebecca Franklin says the pastel pied ball python’s owners spotted photos on social media and claimed her Friday. She says the snake disappeared two weeks ago a couple of miles away from Hooper’s home.
Franklin believes she climbed into the toilet, instead of travelling though the sewer. She says she was lucky to end up with people who treated her well.
Snake slithers out of toilet, bites Florida man on arm
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May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 3:58 PM EDT
Ball python. (Postmedia file photo)
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Authorities say a ball python slithered out of a toilet and bit a South Florida man on the arm.
Coral Springs police spokesman Chris Swinson said the man was treated at the scene after the 4-foot (1.2-meter) snake bit him when he lifted the toilet seat on Sunday morning. The snake is nonvenomous.
Swinson told news outlets the snake didn’t belong to the man and it was unclear how it got into the apartment.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the Coral Springs Humane Society took the snake to a veterinarian’s office. It was being treated for a scale infection.
Over the years other creatures have found their way into toilets in South Florida, including an iguana freed by Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue in March.


Damn I hate it when there is a Pain on the Snake.
Meh, I had to have run over about 4 or 5 on this trip to Texas.

Dam things love the heat of the pavement...
My cat killed a mouse this morning in the bathroom. I was in the bathroom shaving and my cat was in there with me when I just looked from the bathroom at the TV in the living room. Time Team was on - the episode where they uncover Bronze Age burials on Barra - when all of a sudden I hear, behind me, my cat pouncing and then a loud squeaking. The squeaking continued for a few seconds behind me as I continued staring at the TV, amazed at the murder taking place behind me. When the squeaking stopped I glanced round and there was my cat with a dead mouse in her mouth. She carried it out into the hallway and plonked it into the floor.
Man charged with selling rattlesnakes hospitalized for bites
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May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019 2:15 PM EDT
A rattlesnake warms up in the sun on a road near Buffalo, Alta., on May 23, 2017.Mike Drew / Postmedia Network / Files
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man charged with illegally catching and trying to sell venomous eastern timber rattlesnakes has been hospitalized after being bitten by snakes.
Cody Short was bitten by eastern timber rattlesnakes Friday night, said Mike Parker, a state Fish and Boat Commission spokesman. The bites happened hours after the delay of his scheduled guilty plea to charges related to the illegal capture and sale of rattlesnakes and the killing of 12 prized deer in another case, according to
He was in critical condition Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, according to hospital spokesman Joseph Stender.
Short was arrested last summer after he agreed to sell 11 snakes to an undercover agent for $900. He had 22 rattlesnakes at his property near Williamsport.
In February, Short told Pennlive he was sorry.
“I’m very ashamed for all that I did. Everything about this was wrong. I’m guilty of what I did,” he said.
He told the news site he caught the snakes to eat them at his 40th birthday party last June.
Hunters can get a permit to take one eastern timber rattlesnake a year, but aren’t permitted to sell them.
Due to the charges against Short, he wouldn’t have been issued a permit, Parker said.
Short also is accused of killing 12 deer worth $138,000 at Whitetail Mountain Lodge, an enclosed preserve where deer are bred, raised and released for hunting.
Prosecutors allege that Short shot the bucks in the fall and winter of 2017, cut off their heads for the antlers and left the carcasses.
I saw a snake in Manchester Museum the other day.

It's being pickled in a jar. Looks like it's been in there for about 80 years. It's definitely dead.

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