Naturalist To Test What It's Like To Be Eaten By Anaconda.
While stories of people maimed and eaten by wild beasts such as crocodiles, tigers and gorillas become viral because of the gory, but interesting nature of the event, a naturalist plans to do the unexpected and be eaten by a snake deliberately, not by accident.
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To ensure he doesn't get pulped by the anaconda's digestive organs, naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie will wear a custom-built snake-proof suit. Discovery Channel will air the unusual experiment on Dec 7, reports News.com.au.
In response to apprehensions that the animal's welfare could be endangered, Rosolie tweeted: "If u know me - I would never hurt a living thing. But you'll have to watch #EatenAlive to find out how it goes down!"
British daily The Mirror describes Rosolie, 30, as like Steve Irwin and Bear Grylls combined, with a touch of Johnny Knoxville.
In his job as documentarist, Rosolie had gone with poachers to film the illegal trade in endangered species, including the anaconda, which could grow up to 6.6 metres.
To suffocate their target, anacondas constrict their bodies around their target meal, which could be a fish, bird, deer, crocodile, tapirs and humans.
The anaconda often subdues its prey and then swallows it whole. By not killing their prey, snakes could also be on the losing end like in the case of one which ingested certain species of millipedes, but the insect in turn ate the innards of the snake which eventually died from the internal attack.
The Mirror noted the scarcity of additional information about the TV show's Dec. 7 episode such as what materials would be used for Rosolie's snake-proof suit. But then, it could be Discovery's way of whetting public interest on the show to generate thousands if not millions of views.
Just to give readers a clearer picture of who Rosolie is and what he has done, here is a short video clip of one of his recent films shot in the Amazon.
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||Nov 5, 2014|
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