She was still wearing her brown leggings and dark red top.
While the knife that Wa Tiba had gone out with the previous evening was found on the floor – suggesting she had dropped it after being struck with deadly power by the killer python.
Her head was towards the snake’s tail and her feet at its mouth – showing that she had been swallowed head first.
Police superintendent Agung Ramos from the Muna district Indonesian National Police said Wa Tiba had went out to check her garden the previous evening and never returned.
He said: “Children and residents had been looking for Wa after she did not return home. Some items belonging to victim, sandals, machete, and flashlights, were found but the victim was not there.
“The family then reported this to the police and the search reached its conclusion at 9am. Residents found a python that looked like it was unable to move. Residents then suspected the snake swallowed Wa Tiba.
“People took the snake into the village and started splitting the snake. The suspicions were true and there was a body in tact inside the snake. Unfortunately the victim was lifeless.”
Wa Tiba had a traditional burial ceremony later that afternoon in keeping with traditional religious customs.
Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia that is home to some of the biggest and most deadly wild pythons in the world.
In March last year, a young farmer was found dead having also been swallowed by an enormous killer snake. A crowd gathered round the snake to film the moment it was sliced open (Image: Viral Press)
Footage showed him being cut from the python’s stomach after going missing the night before while harvesting on a rubber plantation.
Farming, forestry is and fishing are the two main industries in Sulawesi, meaning many residents have to spend large amounts of time in the wild – increasing the risk of them being attacked by predators.