A man in Indonesia was attacked by a monstrous 23 foot long python and although he sustained very serious injuries, he did manage to escape with his life. He had seen two pedestrians unable to cross the road because the snake was blocking them and he decided to intervene and suffered an extremely bad bite on his arm but managed to kill the snake before being rushed off to the hospital.
They wrestled in the middle of the road in the Riau Province of Indonesia as the pedestrians looked on in horror.
The security guard, who works on a palm oil plantation in the Indragiri Hulu Regency area of the country, is now fighting for his life in hospital.
Speaking from his bed, he said: ‘I tried to catch it. It bit my arm, and we wrestled for a while.’
He won the fight and killed the snake after an exhausting struggle. Its body is shown in pictures strung across his village like a washing line.
He suffered deep wounds to his left arm and hand and was suffering from exhaustion because the fight went on for ‘some time’.
The unlucky python was left on display in the village – hanging across a washing line.
Indonesian media noted an encounter with a similarly huge snake in March had gone much worse for a West Sulawesi man, who was found dead in the reptile’s stomach.