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Python kills security guard near Bali luxury hotel

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BALI, Indonesia (AP) - A security guard was killed by a python Friday near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, a hotel employee said.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. as the 4.5-meter (15-foot) -long python was crossing a road near the Bali Hyatt hotel, said Agung Bawa, an assistant security manager at the hotel, which is closed for renovations until 2015.

The victim, Ambar Arianto Mulyo, a 59-year-old security guard at a nearby restaurant, had offered to help capture the snake, which had been spotted several times before near the hotel, located in Bali's Sanur area.

Mulyo managed to secure the snake's head and tail and put it on his shoulders, but the python wrapped itself around his body and strangled him to death, Bawa said.

People watching the incident were unable to help and called the police, who came but failed to save the man. The python escaped into nearby bushes, and police were still searching for it.

"It happened so fast," Bawa said. "We were sad because we could not do anything to help him."

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jsinvent December 28 2013 at 8:32 AM

I'll bet money on a 15 foot snake and a person without a gun anyday.

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volksdeutscher December 27 2013 at 11:34 PM

I guess next time he'll know better.....keep your hands to yourself.

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dstauff1093 December 27 2013 at 10:06 PM

did it swallow or spit

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joseph0958 December 27 2013 at 9:28 PM

Chalk up one for the animals...humans suck!

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Brian December 27 2013 at 9:12 PM

i smell a fish!!!!!!!!!!!

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Doc Hughes December 27 2013 at 9:04 PM

It is a pity, but one should leave it to the experts. It wasn't a case of saving someone from imminent death from the snake. I believe that we have encroached too much on their space (all wild animals) and

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benback2cu December 27 2013 at 9:00 PM

Don't know much about Bali but if the average security guard job calls for people to capture 15-foot snakes, what do you have to do if you're the head of security?

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JAB December 27 2013 at 8:59 PM

No one pulled out their cell phone.

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CopterKeith December 27 2013 at 8:41 PM

Dumb dumb

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lesrob60 December 27 2013 at 8:31 PM

"It happened so fast," Bawa said. "We were sad because we could not do anything to help him."

Maybe they should change the word in the above quote from "could" to " would"

Hey everyone, LOOK, that snake is killing that guy, let's watch!

What a bunch of Alpha Hotels.

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