Man strangled by snake he captured

Burmese Python

Burmese Python

Do they get the Discovery Channel in Bali?  If so it looks like Ambar Arianto Mulyo, 59, hadn’t watched those dozens of episodes where people are warned not to mess with snakes without the proper training.

He was strangled after he managed to briefly capture it near a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali today. The incident happened around 3am as the 15-foot-long python was slithering across a road near the Bali Hyatt hotel, said Agung Bawa, a security manager at the hotel, which is closed for renovations until 2015. The victim, a security guard at a nearby restaurant offered to help capture the snake, which had apparently been spotted several times before, Bawa said.

Mulyo managed to secure the snake’s head and tail and put it on his shoulders, but the python wrapped itself around his body and strangled him, said Bawa, who was present during the attack. People watching the incident were unable or unwilling to help and called the police, who came but failed to save the man; he died of suffocation. The python escaped into nearby bushes, and police were still searching for it as they warned residents and tourists to be on alert.

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6 Responses to Man strangled by snake he captured

  1. smith Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    macho stupidness eliminates another member of the stupid club

  2. Tall Stacey Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Ah yes. When seconds count the Police are only minutes away!

  3. Bill Formby Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Idiot. FYI, if you ever have a big snake wrapping you up like that there is little hope that you can unwrap with your hands, nor can anyone else. However, the snakes have a particular dislike for ethyl alcohol (booze) being poured into its mouth and will almost always untangle it self to get away. They also have an aversion to very hot water, however if you have to wait for it to heat on a stove you won’t make it. Best idea, leave the damned snake alone.

  4. Joe Hagstrom Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I think the lessons to be learned from this don’t put a 15 foot snake on your shoulders and keep some alcohol close by.

    Why anyone need be reminded of these to survival rules is a mystery and testament to how stupid some people can be.

  5. James Smith Reply

    December 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    There are people who are trained to capture and restrain large reptiles, even in Bali. The could normally capture and release far from the same area. That’s how we handled alligator sightings in Boca Raton, FL.

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