“The moment I rushed towards the spot, I saw a huge python was eating the goat. It was one of the most spectacular moments I’ve ever witnessed.
“The Python would be around 9-10 feet long and it looked young.
“I was there for more than an hour and later I heard from the villagers that the python finished the goat in around four hours.”
The goat’s death attracted a crowd of onlookers.
A villager said: “It did not seem to be bothered. The python left for the forest after he finished swallowing the goat.
“It slowly crawled into the grassy bushes nearby.”
It is feared that the incident, which took place on May 2, is a result of excessive deforestation in the nearby Jalpaiguri Forest Reserve.