(Editor’s note: in viewing the video below, the snake does not appear to be 35 feet long. But it’s big. Certainly too big to drape around your neck!)
By People. . .According to Caters News, ranger Sanjay Dutta and his team caught the massive snake after getting calls about the reptile killing and eating local goats. Dutta and his colleagues were able to track down the python, but instead of putting the snake in a sack to move it elsewhere, Dutta decided to wear the live animal like a feathered boa.
The ranger reportedly flung the python’s head over his shoulder and started taking photos with locals while wearing the snake.
Rock pythons are non-venomous, opting to kill their prey through constriction. It didn’t take long for the agitated snake resting on Dutta’s shoulders and around his neck to give into natural urges and start constricting around the man.
Video of the shocking incident shows Dutta change from smiling, proud ranger to panicked, choking snake victim in a matter of seconds. Footage shows Dutta staggering away from the group gathering to take photos of the reptile. Dutta is eventually helped by another man, who assists in pulling the powerful python off the ranger.
In Dutta’s description of the snake’s capture, he conveniently leaves the choking incident out. (Read more from “Ranger Hoping to Get Selfie With Captured 35-Foot Python Gets Choked by Snake Instead” HERE)
Python Tries to Kill Forest Officer as He Poses for a Photograph With It Wrapped Around His Neck After Rescuing It in India
By The Daily Mail. A forest ranger had a brush with death when a huge python tried to strangle him after he rescued the snake and posed for a photo with it around his neck.
Sanjoy Dutta was leading a team that saved the 10 metre-long python from a forest in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India.
After capturing the serpent, Mr Dutta put it over his shoulder while a crowd of people posed for a photograph with him.
(Read more from “Python Tries to Kill Forest Officer as He Poses for a Photograph With It Wrapped Around His Neck After Rescuing It in India” HERE)
Python Swallows Villager… Again
By Mandatory. It was just one year ago we read about the pure terror of a full-grown, adult man being swallowed by a giant python in Indonesia. Over the weekend, we learned the real-life horror movie has a sequel. . .
This time the victim was a 54-year-old Indonesian woman named Wa Tiba. Worried about wild boars eating her crops, she ventured out to check her cornfield Thursday night. She never returned.
[via Washington Post]
It was 23 feet long and so bloated it could barely move. A long bulge midway down its body had a foreboding look to it.
The villagers killed the snake and laid it out on the ground. The villagers crowded around it, clamoring and crying, with some making videos as a man knelt and carefully cut across the bulge with a machete.
He parted the snake flesh, and the result was much as it had been on the other island a year earlier. Tiba lay intact inside the snake, clothed just as she had been when she went to check the corn.
(Read more from “Python Swallows Villager… Again” HERE)