A security guard in Indonesia sure learned the hard way that one does not mess with Mother Nature on their own: He nearly had his arm severed after trying to catch a 25.6 foot long snake.
I don’t know about you, but people need assistance handling even just cows, what more a snake about the length of a bus?
According to a report, security guard Robert Nababan, who sometimes liked to eat snake as many do on in the remote Batang Gansal subdistrict in Sumatra Island, came upon the creature whiel patrolling an oil palm plantation in the area.
According to police chief Sutarja (a majority of Indonesians only have one name) in their report said the 37-year-old Nababan, tried to catch the giant python and stuff it in a gunny sack.
But the huge serpent fought back and bit him on his left arm, nearly severing it from his body.
Nababan was then rushed to a hospital in a neighboring town for treatment.
Sutarja said that if it wasn’t for the intervention of another security guard and several local residents, one of whom hit the snake with a log, Nababan would surely have been devoured immediately.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t end very well for the snake: hungry locals killed it and displayed its body in the village before dicing it up, frying it and feasting on it.
Giant python, which regularly top 20 feet in length, are commonly found in countries with tropical climates like Indonesia and the Philippines.
To give you more understanding just how big and mean giant python can be, 25-year-old Indonesian farmer was discovered inside the belly of a giant python in March after the swollen snake was caught near where the man was reported to have vanished while harvesting his crops on the eastern island of Sulawesi.
Goes to show we should never mess with these terrifying but awesome creatures.