Indonesia

Police: Python Strangled Security Guard to Death Near Luxury Bali Hotel Before Escaping into Bushes

An employee of the hotel, which is closed until 2015 for renovations, saw the 3am incident

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A python strangled a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Friday, and then escaped into nearby bushes following the deadly attack, police and a hotel employee who witnessed the incident said.

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