If you saw a man getting strangled by a giant snake, what would you do?
A crowd of hotel guests watched in horror as a 15-foot long snake killed a man right before their eyes.
It happened about 3 a.m. Friday, as the python was spotted near the Bali Hyatt hotel, the AP reported.
Ambar Arianto Mulyo, a 59-year-old security guard at a nearby restaurant, tried to help capture the snake that had been seen in the area before.
Unfortunately, his attempt turned into a tragedy, as the deadly python wrapped itself around his body and strangled him after he had secured the reptile’s head and tail in an attempt to put it on his shoulders.
“It happened so fast,” said eyewitness Agung Bawa, an assistant security manager at the hotel, which has been closed for renovations. “We were sad because we could not do anything to help him.”
Police arrived to find Mulyo dead, and the python missing.
According to Denpasar police Captain Gusti Ngurah Yudistira, the victim died of suffocation.