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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Wildlife Expert Agrees To Be Eaten Alive By Anaconda Snake

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Paul Rosolie is going to don a snake-proof suit and get ‘eaten alive’ by an anaconda
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 
destruction.

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.

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