A man died after his pet python strangled him while he was giving the snake a bath in Indonesia on Friday morning.

The lifeless body of the man, identified as 42-year-old Jana, was found by his child behind his home. The man’s wife said Jana was giving a bath to his favorite snake when the incident took place and she believes the reptile, reported to be about three meters long, killed him by wrapping itself around him.

Speaking to local media, Jana’s wife said the victim used have snakes as pets for years and also often sold them to others.

“I have resigned myself to the fact that my husband died because of a snake, it was fate,” she said. Jana’s body was buried soon after the incident Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the snake, which had escaped down a water channel after attacking Jana, was captured a few hours post the incident and killed in order to prevent it from attacking others. Rukiman, a villager, said the python was buried beside Jana’s grave.

“The snake that killed him was also buried close to Jana’s tomb,” Rukiman said.

This is a representational image showing a woma python from Australia during the annual animal inventory at Zoo Berlin zoo in Berlin, Dec. 12, 2012. Getty Images/Sean Gallup

In a similar incident in July last year, a 17-year-old Indonesian man died after he was bitten by his pet cobra. Rizky Ahmad had brought the cobra to an event when the reptile bit him on his right arm. He continued to play with the snake for almost an hour before he felt the effects of the poison. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was given anti-venom, however, he died a day later. The victim’s family said the three-meter-long snake was tamed. Local reports stated that Ahmad’s social media accounts were flooded with photos and videos of him posing with his favorite pet.