Local police, however, said that Nababan attempted to grab the snake and put it in a gunny sack. This would seem surprisingly foolhardy given that the snake was over 25 feet long. And, perhaps predictably, the python fought back, first sinking its fangs into the hapless security guard and then trying to coil around the man in order to crush him. The snake even bit Nababan in the head.
What’s more, the wrestling match between man and beast continued for some time before Nababan was finally able to free himself from the snake. Some reports said that bystanders used a log to hit the animal; others suggested, however, that Nababan was able to lay hands on a machete in order to finish the creature off.