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Posted by Jeri on May 23, 2001 at 14:13:11:
In Reply to: Retic eats person - or pig ? posted by Animals for Education on April 08, 2001 at 04:10:43:
: I had trouble retrieving the pictures at the URL you provided. However, I presume these are the same photos that I have seen elsewhere lately - they feature a hugely engorged Reticulated Python roped up to the back of a pick-up truck (apparently somewhere in S.E. Asia) and the ensuing photos show the removal of a seemingly grown person from its stomach.
: There still seems to be some debate about the validity of these images. Some say it's real, while others suggest the snake actually consumed a large pig (or something similar) and the photo session was 'doctored' to make it appear as though a human being was extracted.
: Who knows ? - To me, either explanation is plausible.
: -Stay Tuned!
I agree, I believe it is staged. The snake is in the back of the truck with the huge lump in its stomach. Then, there is the picture of the man on the ground with his upper torso inside the snake. Wouldn't it make sense to cut the snake open to see what it had eaten BEFORE it was loaded? Even if no person was known missing, curiosity would have gotten to most people, and would have to see what it ate. That's my thought.