"It seems he was attacked from behind because we found a wound on his back", Junaedi told the Associated Press.
Local media reports suggested that Akbar's boots were clearly visible in the python's stomach.
The snake was cut open and Akbar's body was recovered. Pythons rarely try to eat humans, though sometimes they are capable of swallowing small children.
Nia Kurniawan, from Brawijaya University, told BBC Indonesian that a python of this size would hunt for large prey, such as boars or wild dogs. They choke their victims to death before swallowing them whole.
File picture of a python at Bago's Snake Monastery.
Not necessarily understood was whether the python had eaten other humans and the degree of previous incidents of snakes in the region feeding off humans?
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