According to their local custom, villagers grill pythons over a fire or fried in a pan, serving with vegetables and rice.
A giant 20-foot female python and a male one were killed by hungry villagers on the Malaysian island of Borneo on a hunting trip last Saturday while the creatures were mating. The villagers have chopped and stir-fried them after finding the pair inside a fallen tree.
Tinsung Ujang, 60, who found the pair, said villagers in the town of Bintulu near the Kelawit River would feast on the meat for days.
"I looked down into the hole in the wood and was surprised to see the female mating with a smaller male snake," he said.
Several men dragged the animals out from a hollow log before shooting them and moving them on to a van. The snakes required at least four men to haul them.
"We had to split the timber to reach them and it was difficult to remove the snakes because of their size and the position. They were locked together," Tinsung said. "I was even more surprised because I have never seen snakes mating before and never seen a giant python that was more than five metres long like this. The male python was quite small."
They used a chainsaw to cut through the bark and were excited to see the gigantic reptiles which are considered a wonderful dish in the rural Sarawak region.
It is kind of honoured when Tinsung returned to the town with the pythons. And according to their local custom, villagers grill pythons over a fire or fried in a pan, serving with vegetables and rice.
"The snake meat was then divided and its share was distributed equally to villagers and nearby farm workers," said Tinsung.
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