Indonesian village feasts after man fights enormous python

Security guard Robert Nababan was left with serious injuries after wrestling with this eight metre-long python.
Security guard Robert Nababan was left with serious injuries after wrestling with this eight metre-long python. Photo credit: AAP

A man fought with an enormous eight metre-long python and nearly lost an arm in an Indonesian village. 

Security guard Robert Nababan was left with serious injuries, when he took on the python, which was spotted on a palm oil plantation road in Batang Gansal district, Sumatra.

The python was reportedly 7.8m long, and Mr Nabalan said he wanted to protect the villagers and clear the snake away from the road.  

Villagers got a good look at the python in Batang Gansal district, Sumatra.
Villagers got a good look at the python in Batang Gansal district, Sumatra. Photo credit: AAP

"I tried to catch it, my hand was bitten and I managed to wrestle it," he told local media outlet Detik.

Local police said the man's arm was nearly severed and he's been left with serious injuries. 

After it was killed, the python was strung up for all of the village to see, and they then fried and ate the giant reptile. 

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