- Villagers spotted the unusual sight and immediately alerted the forest department
- By the time the officers could arrive at the scene, the reptile had already devoured the animal
- Python was rescued and released into the wild
A huge python was rescued after it devoured a large prey in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
Villagers gathered at the scene after they spotted the 18-foot-long python attempting to swallow an animal, which is believed to be a goat. The villagers immediately alerted the forest department, however, by the time the officers could arrive at the scene, the reptile had already devoured the animal.
A video of the rescue showed the bloated python unable to move after swallowing its prey. The officers and the villagers then tied a rope around the reptile and pull it toward a truck. The reptile is then raised from the ground using logs