Missing mom-of-4 reportedly found dead inside a giant python, experts speak out

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A mom-of-four has reportedly been found in the body of a giant python after going missing, leading to animal experts speaking out about the tragedy.

Per PEOPLE, the body of a 45-year-old mom was found on Friday (June 7) after being swallowed whole by a python, local reports say.

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The tragic incident occurred in the Kalempang village in Indonesia, with locals and the woman's husband finally discovering her body after cutting open a python found in the area.

Search efforts were launched after the woman - who was called Farida - failed to return home the previous night. After Farida discovered several of her possessions, he became suspicious and searched the area.

That's when a large python with an engorged body was spotted.

GettyImages-612304184.jpgThe mom's body was discovered by her husband and locals. Credit: Anup Shah / Getty (Stock photo)

After cutting the animal open, Farida was found. She was reportedly fully clothed inside the snake.

Footage from the horrific moment has since been shared on social media.

Speaking to TMZ, Animal Planet's Mark O’Shea - who hosts the series O'Shea's Big Adventure - revealed that Farida would not have suffered for long in her death and would have been "thankfully unaware" of what was happening.

O’Shea tells the outlet that the snake would have coiled itself around the mom with its powerful body and started constricting. He believes Farida would have lost consciousness "in a matter of seconds" - and definitely no longer than a minute.

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Sharing his gruesome beliefs on the tragedy, O’Shea says that he believes it is likely the mom would have died from a heart attack as the snake's constriction continued.

Explaining how constriction works for the python, he revealed that people are wrong to assume that the method is used to kill by breaking bones or suffocating its prey.

"Constriction actually works because the coils are so tight, that it actually stops your circulation. And they can be so tight as to squeeze blood to both ends of your body," O'Shea continued.

He also dispelled theories that the snake would have approached Farida from behind.

"The killing, you see, it's very fast [...] these snakes hunt from ambush, he said. "They wait besides game trails, where they often take a prey mammal going down the trail. And if that happens to be a person, then they will hit them with the mouth and immediately be coiling up around them and contrict them. And that will be quite quick."

Tragically, O'Shea added that it would have been unlikely that Farida's life would have been spared if somebody else had been with her. "It would have been very hard to somebody from the coils - even if you were there, you'd have to butcher the snake," he said. "You unwrap one coil, another one wraps round."

Per the Daily Mail, Farida's husband has expressed his grief over the loss of his wife, saying that he is sorry for the suffering she endured.

CBS News reports that Farida's death marks the fifth person to be found inside of a snake in Indonesia since 2017.

Our thoughts go out to everybody impacted by this tragedy.

Featured image credit: Anup Shah / Getty 

Missing mom-of-4 reportedly found dead inside a giant python, experts speak out

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

A mom-of-four has reportedly been found in the body of a giant python after going missing, leading to animal experts speaking out about the tragedy.

Per PEOPLE, the body of a 45-year-old mom was found on Friday (June 7) after being swallowed whole by a python, local reports say.

GettyImages-80254804.jpgCredit: Jason Edwards / Getty (Stock photo)

The tragic incident occurred in the Kalempang village in Indonesia, with locals and the woman's husband finally discovering her body after cutting open a python found in the area.

Search efforts were launched after the woman - who was called Farida - failed to return home the previous night. After Farida discovered several of her possessions, he became suspicious and searched the area.

That's when a large python with an engorged body was spotted.

GettyImages-612304184.jpgThe mom's body was discovered by her husband and locals. Credit: Anup Shah / Getty (Stock photo)

After cutting the animal open, Farida was found. She was reportedly fully clothed inside the snake.

Footage from the horrific moment has since been shared on social media.

Speaking to TMZ, Animal Planet's Mark O’Shea - who hosts the series O'Shea's Big Adventure - revealed that Farida would not have suffered for long in her death and would have been "thankfully unaware" of what was happening.

O’Shea tells the outlet that the snake would have coiled itself around the mom with its powerful body and started constricting. He believes Farida would have lost consciousness "in a matter of seconds" - and definitely no longer than a minute.

GettyImages-121985394.jpgCredit: Anup Shah / Getty (Stock photo)

Sharing his gruesome beliefs on the tragedy, O’Shea says that he believes it is likely the mom would have died from a heart attack as the snake's constriction continued.

Explaining how constriction works for the python, he revealed that people are wrong to assume that the method is used to kill by breaking bones or suffocating its prey.

"Constriction actually works because the coils are so tight, that it actually stops your circulation. And they can be so tight as to squeeze blood to both ends of your body," O'Shea continued.

He also dispelled theories that the snake would have approached Farida from behind.

"The killing, you see, it's very fast [...] these snakes hunt from ambush, he said. "They wait besides game trails, where they often take a prey mammal going down the trail. And if that happens to be a person, then they will hit them with the mouth and immediately be coiling up around them and contrict them. And that will be quite quick."

Tragically, O'Shea added that it would have been unlikely that Farida's life would have been spared if somebody else had been with her. "It would have been very hard to somebody from the coils - even if you were there, you'd have to butcher the snake," he said. "You unwrap one coil, another one wraps round."

Per the Daily Mail, Farida's husband has expressed his grief over the loss of his wife, saying that he is sorry for the suffering she endured.

CBS News reports that Farida's death marks the fifth person to be found inside of a snake in Indonesia since 2017.

Our thoughts go out to everybody impacted by this tragedy.

Featured image credit: Anup Shah / Getty