A huge python was fried for a village feast after attacking a security guard.
Robert Nababan (security guard), almost lost his arm when he tried to catch the 25.6ft (7.8m) snake after seeing it on an oil palm plantation in the Batang Gansal district of Sumatra.
Undaunted by its huge size, police say he tried to capture it and put it into a sack.
However, the snake fought back and bit his left arm. His life was saved when another guard and locals intervened, with one person whacked the snake with a log.
Robert Nabanban was immediately taken to the nearest hospital for treatment after being bit.
“The python was 7.8m long, it was unbelievably huge,” said local police chief Sutarja.
Locals later tied up the snake between two trees, before chopping it up and frying it for food.
Giant pythons are common in Indonesia, in fact, in March the body of a farmer was found whole inside one of the snakes when police sliced it open.
Reported by: Francia Kaye Uyvico and Chloe Anne Bual