By Bilal Kuchay
A hair-raising video shows forest officials in India pulling out a goat from a 15-feet-long python’s mouth.
Scores of villagers gathered in Jaitpur village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday after they spotted a python swallowing a goat.
The snake had ventured into the village from the nearby forest and devoured a goat.
A team of forest officials along with a snake rescue expert reached the spot and tried to save the goat.
Though the python was relatively slow in its movement after swallowing the goat but it took the forest officials hours to catch the snake as it had taken refuge in a pit among the wild bushes.
“It was a 15-ft-long python. To take the reptile out from the pit among the bushes was a tough job but we managed it well with the help of villagers,” said Akhil Baba, the snake rescue expert.
Visuals taken by an onlooker show Akhil holding the mouth of the python while other wildlife workers pull out the goat.
“We tried to save the goat but when we pulled it out, it was already dead,” said Rawat Tiwari, a forest official.
The python was later released into the forest.