http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39427458Indonesian man's body found inside python - police
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Image captionPolice said they had cut the snake open and found the man inside
A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police.
Akbar went missing on Sunday on the island of Sulawesi, after leaving to harvest palm oil.
In the search for the 25-year-old, police told BBC Indonesian that they had found a huge snake they suspected had swallowed the man.
The reticulated python, reported to be 7m (23ft)-long, was cut open and the man's body was found.
Reticulated pythons are among the world's longest reptiles and suffocate their victims before swallowing them whole.
Pythons rarely kill and eat humans, although there are occasional reports of them swallowing young children or animals.
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Mashura, a spokesperson for the police in West Sulawesi province told BBC Indonesian that villagers reported to police that Akbar had been missing for 24 hours.
Police then conducted a search and found the snake near the family's palm plantation.
"They didn't find him (Akbar), but the villagers saw an unmoving python in the ditch. They grew suspicious that maybe the snake had Akbar. When they cut it open, Akbar was inside the snake," Mashura, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said.
Nia Kurniawan, from Brawijaya University, told BBC Indonesian that a python of this size would hunt for large prey, such as boars or wild dogs.
While they normally avoid human settlements, they would see palm oil plantations as a good hunting ground, he said, as they attract animals like boars, primates or dogs.
At least they didn't kill it. short vid at link.Wildlife officials say the drought has severely affected wild animals in the region.
So when the team of rescue workers found the 12' long cobra, the first thing they did was to offer it water.
The 'thirsty' cobra can be seen gulping down water from the bottle.
The snake was later taken to an animal care facility.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-39835247Appeal after python goes missing in Aberdeen
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Police have appealed for help in tracing a snake which has gone missing in Aberdeen.
The royal python is 4ft 6in (1.4m) long but it is not venomous.
Officers said it went missing from the Crown Street area of the city.
They said the reptile was not a danger to the public but anyone with information about its whereabouts should contact Police Scotland on 101.
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*dislike*I wonder how many of them are down there, swimming through sewers?
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