A giant python in Indonesia met an awful end when it was eaten after it lost a battle with a neighbourhood man.
Security guard Robert Nababan saw the snake on a palm oil manor street in Sumatra’s Batang Gansal locale on Saturday.
Mr Nababan endeavored to get the python, reports say, which was 7.8m (26ft) long.
It assaulted him, and man and reptile battled until Mr Nababan killed it with the assistance of a few villagers.
There were wounds inflicted on the guard but he survived.
The python was not as fortunate as Mr Nababan – its body was hung for display at a town, before it was cleaved up, broiled and eaten.
Mr Nababan revealed to Indonesian news outlet Detik: “I tried to catch it, my hand was bitten, and I managed to wrestle it.”
The 37-year-old did not give a correct purpose behind why he endeavored to get the python, but said there were villagers who couldn’t cross the street because of the snake.
Differing reports say he was either attempting to protect terrified villagers or that he needed to clear the street.
Neighborhood police disclosed to AFP news office that the python had sunk its teeth into the guard’s left arm and almost disjointed it.
He was taken to a clinic in Pekanbaru city, where he is as yet healing, said Elinaryon, leader of the Batang Gansal locale government.
The official, who like numerous Indonesians passes by one name, told the BBC that Mr Nababan’s hand was seriously harmed and that doctors may need to cut it off.