A fisherman was catching eels when he stepped on what he thought was a log – but the log went off and he realized that it was a good day. acted of a huge python.
The following is an extraordinary battle between man and beast as the 27-foot reptiles traverse the undergrowth to try to escape.
The giant snake then goes into survival mode and winds up instinctively around the ankle of one of the men.
Six men spent several minutes trying to control the 100 kg reptile – trying to hold the snake's mouth to prevent it from biting.
"I first found the snake," said one of the fishermen, Tan Galuang. "I walked on it. I thought it was a newspaper. I was shocked. There were six men all trying to fight him.
"The snake was wrapped around my friend's leg and we quickly released it.
"We were only looking for fish, but the snake is like the grand prize. My religion prohibited me from eating the snake, so I could not make a meal of it.
The snake was found in a large cage in a village in the Padang Pariaman area where it was kept for several days. Wildlife officials then drove the vehicle several kilometers away to be liberated from the settlements.
Reticulated Python (Python Reticulatus) is the longest snake in the world.