5 Meter Long Boa Constrictor Swallowed A Man Whole In The Darien
Thursday, February 21 2013 @ 06:53 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
This incident - which has not been confirmed by the authorities - allegedly took place in the jungle community of Embera-Wounaan ethnicity, known as Sierpe, in the Darien province.
The incident was reported on 30 January this year, when natives of the community caught the reptile that was moulting or shedding its skin.
At the same time, when they saw the snake in the Darien jungle, they noticed that the lump inside of the snake was shaped like a human being.
The reptile was caught by hunters and taken to the community by more than a dozen men.
The snake measured the length of a "red devil" bus - those that are used in the capital.
When the huge reptile was cut open they found the body of a dark skinned man inside, which was already in an advanced state of decomposition.
All that happened to the amazement of those present.
In order to get to that community one must cross the Santa Barbara river.
After removing the body of the unidentified person, the tribal chiefs proceeded to perform a ritual for the soul of the body, which was later buried.
The community bears the name "Serpie" which in the Embera-Wounaan language means "Snake".
It was learned that when traveling to that place, between the trails in the jungle, one always encounters all kinds of snakes.
After the fact, the rumor about the unusual event ran for three days through all of the Darien communities, and only recently reached the ears of the officers of the State Border Service, a source revealed.
"Critica" tried to obtain an official statement from the Public Ministry from one of their prosecutors, however, it was reported that none of the offices held or file a report on the incident.
For his part, the director of the State Border Service, Frank Abrego said they have no report of that event, claiming the institution is responsible for issues and news related to the police, such as drug trafficking and countering narco-terrorist organizations. (Critica)