Villagers hunt pythons mating inside tree in Indonesia

NewsflarePublished: February 15, 201855 views
Published: February 15, 2018

This is the incredible moment villagers found two pythons mating inside a tree.

Locals were out hunting when they heard strange noises coming from inside a fallen tree on February 10 in the Malaysian island of Borneo.

They used a chainsaw to cut through the bark and were thrilled to see the romping reptiles - which are considered a delicacy in the remote Sarawak region.

Several men dragged the beasts out before they were shot and hauled into a truck to be served up after being fried or grilled in accordance with local culinary customs.

Delighted local Tinsung Ujang, 60, said villagers in the town of Bintulu near the Kelawit River would feast on the meat for the next days.

He said: ''I looked down into the hole in the wood and was surprised to see the female mating with a smaller male snake.

''We had to split the timber to reach them and it was difficult to remove the snakes because of their size and the position. They were locked together.

''I was even more surprised because I have never seen snakes mating before and never seen a giant python that was more than five metres long like this.''

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