A picture of a snake that looks like it has eaten a human-sized meal has been taking the internet by storm.
The enormous python is pictured after eating a snack that some suggest was a person.
A Python ate a person who was drunk and lying beside the liquor shop. News from Attapady, Kerala. pic.twitter.com/2vRqCEaabn- VIKRAMAN NAIR (@mvnair212) November 27, 2013
According to the Daily Mail, the origin of the picture is in question, with a number of suggestions as to where it comes from sweeping the net.
One Twitter user suggests it was taken in India, where the snake swallowed a drunk man who fell asleep on the street, while another claims the reptile swallowed a woman in Durban, South Africa, in June 2013, and the the image was taken by Linda Laina Nyatoro, a reporter.
Some sites, however, including Hoax Slayer, and news.com.au claim the photo is a big fat fake. It reports the Linda Laina Nyatoro did post the picture on her Facebook page, but did not claim to be a witness to the supposed incident.
She claims that one of her colleagues was there when a woman's body was removed from the snake.
While it is not impossible, credible reports of humans being swallowed whole by pythons are very rare.
Back in 2002, a 20ft African rock python swallowed a 10-year-old boy whole while he was fruit picking in Durban, reports the Daily Telegraph.
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