Python kills security guard near Bali resort

By Michelle Kapusta,

A python killed a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's island of Bali on Friday.

According to the Associated Press, the 15-foot-long snake strangled its victim, then escaped into some shrubs.

The victim was Ambar Arianto Mulyo, a 59-year-old security guard who worked at a restaurant near the Bali Hyatt hotel in the Sanur area.

At around 3 a.m., an assistant security manager at the hotel spotted the long snake. Mulyo offered to help capture the python, but when he placed the snake over his shoulders, it wrapped itself around his body and strangled him.

CNN reported that a doctor said the man's corpse was brought to the RSUP Sanglah Denpasar Hospital and that it appears he was suffocated by the snake.

"The management team and hotel associates of Bali Hyatt express their sincere condolences to the family of the victim of the python attack," said Jamie Zimmerman Rothfeld, a spokeswoman for the hotel.

The Hyatt hotel has been under renovations and is closed until 2015.

image: Wikimedia Commons


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