Security guard kills giant python, villagers feast on it


A security guard in Indonesia’s Sumatra district fought a grim battle with a giant 26 feet python for nearly half-an-hour, killed the reptile with the help of some villagers. While the security guard Robert Nababan had to be admitted to a hospital for the treatment of his badly injured left arm, the villagers fried the reptile and fest on it.

Nababan told the scribes, “I tried to catch it, my hand was bitten, I managed to wrestle it.” He was taken to a hospital in Pekanbaru city, where he is still recovering.

“His hand is badly injured and that doctors may have to cut it off”, said, head of the Batang Gansal district government. According to the local police the python had sunk its fangs into the guard’s left arm and nearly severed it.

The python was not as lucky as Mr Nababan – its body was strung up for display at a village, before it was chopped up, fried and eaten.

Elinaryon was not surprised that the python was eaten. “I have heard from friends that they are really tasty. I mean it’s a 7m snake – that’s a lot of meat!”

Security guard Robert Nababan encountered the snake on a palm oil plantation road in Sumatra’s Batang Gansal district. There are usually lots of mice in the palm oil plantations and that’s what they hunt.