A wildlife expert agreed to be eaten alive by an anaconda for a Discovery Channel show.
Paul Rosolie is going to put on a ‘snake-proof’ suit and then let himself be ‘eaten alive’ by an anaconda. A jaw-dropping stunt will be shown in a TV programme made by Discovery that’s going to air in early December.
The promotional page on Discovery’s website simply says: “Naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie enters the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built snake-proof suit.”
Paul Rosolie is a naturalist, author, and award-winning wildlife filmmaker who has specialized in the western Amazon for nearly a decade. He is known for his love to putting himself into dangerous situations.
He has previously travelled with poachers into the jungle to document the illegal trade in endangered species but also does a lot of work with anacondas in the Amazon, which are under threat from hunting and habitat
Anacondas are very large snakes found in South America. The snakes eat a wide variety of animals including fish, birds, deer, crocodiles and tapirs. Once the prey is subdued they will try and swallow it whole.
There are a few cases where anacondas have attacked people involved in researching the snakes – even a medium-sized anaconda of around 3.5 metres would be strong enough to overpower a human.