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Old 11-21-03, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Woman partially swallowed by python

Hmm.. wonder what kind of python it is... burm? retic? Which of the giant pythons are native to Bangladesh?


RANGAMATI, Bangladesh -- Police in Bangladesh say villagers beat a huge python to death after the snake half-swallowed and killed a woman.

An official says a 38-year-old-woman was collecting wood in a southeastern forest when the python attacked her. The nearly 10-foot snake wrapped itself around the woman, crushing her. She had been swallowed up to the waist, head first.

A mob of villagers killed the snake with iron rods and sticks before retrieving the woman's body.

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Old 11-21-03, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm surprised the snake didn't get the whole body in... usually if they can get over the shoulders(which is hard to do unless you have a VERY big snake) they swallow the whole thing. It's kinda hard to believe a 10 footer got that close. Or maybe the villagers caught it before it could even completely swallow her? Meh
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Old 11-21-03, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-03, 08:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh and by the way retics and burm are native to southeast asia, which includes Bangladesh. I believe the part of the constricting because it sure can happen with that size and even smaller, but I'd say they're exagerating with the snake eatings....
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Old 11-21-03, 08:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't believe this for one second. A snake not even 10 feet long swallowing a grown human? lol ok

I won't argue that a 10 foot snake couldn't kill a grown human because I know they can...but they would never swallow a person to the waist.

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a 20foot retic could easily swallow a small to average sized woman. have you seen the pics/video of them eating FULL SIZED goats and gazelles? they eat things with 2 foot horns, ontop of a body possibly bigger then a woman.
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i don't believe this.......not a 10 foot snake swallowing a grown woman..........a 20 foot snake then i would believe it...........
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o didn't notice the 10 foot part, maybe the woman was only 5foot...who knows?
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I think that story is a load of ***** I really don't think a 10 footer could even partially swallow a human being, kill them by constriction yes; even a snake much larger than that has problems even getting over the shoulders.
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Pile of kaka if you ask me... These type of 'news' articles are starting to get on my nerves, because the uneducated, ignorant masses believe this crap.
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Show me the actual picture of a snake eating a person and i'll believe it. I think even a large retic would have trouble eating a fully grown human. We aren't built like most prey animals, we have HUGE shoulders comparitively that are at totally the wrong angle to go down easily.
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no way a snake of NOT EVEN 10 feet could do that to a woman. not a chance.
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Theres no way a 10 ft snake could come close to even partially swallowing a woman. Its a BS story.
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Guys, take into account this was not a 6 150 pound American lady. The women of that part of the world are tiny. She may well have been 4 1/2 feet and 70 to 80 pounds. I have never seen a 10 tic with enough girth to pull this off, but I have seen plenty of 10 foot burms that are absolutely huge. I am not saying I buy this either, but it defiantly is not impossible.
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