VIDEO: Wildlife Filmmaker to be EATEN ALIVE by an Anaconda Using a Snake-Proof Suit as Cameras Record it All

VIDEO: Wildlife Filmmaker to be EATEN ALIVE by an Anaconda Using a Snake-Proof Suit as Cameras Record it All

Remember how people would watch Steve Irwin’s videos and know that it was just a matter of time before one of his stunts got him killed? Well, Paul Rosolie evidently wants to take Irwin’s place, as he is planning on allowing an anaconda to eat him alive in a stunt for the Discovery Channel.

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In Eaten Alive, filmmaker Paul Rosolie intends to don the bulky suit and then willingly feed himself the Amazonian serpent, the largest of which can measure 30 feet long.

The Discovery Channel special, which won’t air until December 7, has already drawn the ire of animal lovers who call the stunt an act of ‘animal abuse to the highest degree.’

Not surprising, 26-year-old Rosolie disagrees.

‘If u know me – I would never hurt a living thing,’ Rosolie tweeted. But you’ll have to watch to find out how it goes down!’

Rosolie, who’s been dubbed the ‘Indiana Jones of the Amazon,’ specializes in the Amazon and his website bio says his experience also covers ‘locations in India, Indonesia, Brazil and Peru.’

Experienced or not, some have called for Discovery to cancel Rosolie’s show altogether.

A Change.org petition to that effect sprung up and is close to its goal of 500 signatures.

‘This is animal abuse to the highest degree and absolutely disgusting, and could kill the snake – an adult green anaconda cannot fit the width of an adult man’s shoulders into it’s body,’ reads the petition.

Anacondas usually eat wild pigs, deer, capybaras and caiman.

Constrictors like anacondas and pythons crush their meals to death before swallowing them. While there are many unverified accounts of the snakes killing humans, it’s unlikely a full-grown man could so easily be swallowed by one of the snakes.

This is not only insanity, it also seems like it could be harmful to the snake — and really, for no reason at all. And they’ll have to get him out once he’s eaten too, so it seems like despite what he says, this is going to be harmful to the snake, and all for what is a glorified publicity stunt.

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