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Man set to be eaten alive by giant snake

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posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 06:27 AM
And yes, you read that title correctly.

Paul Rosolie will don a special suit so that he can be eaten by an anaconda for an upcoming documentary.

It goes without saying that most of us would prefer to avoid being eaten by a giant snake, yet Rosolie is setting out to make this happen deliberately so that the whole thing can be filmed.

The naturalist and filmmaker is no stranger to dangerous situations having previously traveled in to the jungle with poachers to document the illegal trade of endangered wildlife. This latest stunt however is likely to be the riskiest thing he has ever done.

In an attempt to ensure his safety he will be wearing a special suit of his own design that will help him survive the snake's super-strong constriction and the digestive juices within its stomach.

The stunt, which will be aired in a special Discovery Channel documentary called "Eaten Alive", has already generated a great deal of criticism from animal rights groups on the basis that the attempt could be harmful to the snake, especially if something goes wrong.

It also isn't clear how Rosolie will extricate himself from the snake once he's inside.


Why? Just why?
I can't even imagine it without shuddering in horror and disgust.
Why would you want to be eaten alive by a giant snake?
What purpose does it serve? Scientific?
I also don't know how on earth he will get back out of the snake without causing it any harm.
(I have this image in my head of him actually cutting his way out with a giant knife. )

Anyway, if you'd like to see a man eaten by a snake, you can watch it on the Discovery Channel on Dec. 7th.
I won't be watching that show.

ETA: I've seen a video of a snake eating an animal once. It takes hours. And I couldn't finish watching that video either.

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posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 06:31 AM
a reply to: Rainbowresidueif you threaten the snake to a certain degree it will regurge its food ie the man meal

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 06:33 AM
Saw a documentary once where a guy cut himself out of a shark with a chainsaw, probably wouldn't need to go to that extreme with the snake though. A simple pocket knife would likely do.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 06:38 AM
Something just occured to me. The article said that he will be wearing a special safety suit he created for this purpose.
How can he know for sure that it will really protect him?
THe article doesn't say anything about the tests he did to ensure the suit was strong enough.
If the suit isn't good enough, this whole 'gig' could go horribly wrong.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 06:41 AM
a reply to: Rainbowresidue

This guy did it without a special suit .... but I don't think it ended well.

you can watch it on the Discovery Channel on Dec. 7th.

Nice build up to the Christmas festivities.

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posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 06:45 AM
a reply to: gortex

My apologies Gortex, but I just had lunch, I will try and watch the video later.
Thank you for the YT video.

And yes, what a way to sache into the winter holidays.

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posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 06:48 AM
Are they going to kill the snake to take him out ?

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 06:50 AM
a reply to: ETWolf

That's what I'm wondering about too.

I don't think he's just going to slide back out if they hold the snake upside down or something.

I also think he would be too big to regurgitate, but then again I'm not a snake specialist.
I really don't know.
edit on 8/11/2014 by Rainbowresidue because: silly spelling mistakes today

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posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 07:12 AM
The snake will not be able to eat him. It depends on the crushing force to narrow it's meal down, like crushing the shoulders to make them able to pass, because it can only open it's jaws so wide. If he's wearing some kind of crush proof suit, the snake won't even be able to get it's jaws around him.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 07:22 AM
a reply to: DAVID64

I think he made the suit to be protected from the acidic fluids inside the snake.

I wonder what he is planning to do about the bone crushing.

I haven't even thought of that, thanks David.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 08:31 AM
I don't see how the suit would protect him from constriction. I also wonder how they will entice the snake to even consume a man in a protective suit. Lastly, I don't see how they would do this without harming the snake.

This is ridiculous. It has potential for tragedy just for tv ratings? This is one of the more depressing stories I've seen lately.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:05 AM
Best of Luck to the Snake!

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:06 AM
Animal cruelty as mainstream entertainment..No thank you.
The suit will have to protect against constriction so the guys bones don't get crushed,but if the snake manages to eat him it will probably die in agony.

Why anyone would want to watch such a horror is beyond me.
I hope someone sets up a petition to stop this fool.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:11 AM
You know, the whole concept is just so over-the-top ridiculous that I am now wondering if this is entirely a publicity stunt. Perhaps they have no intentions of ever going through with this and are counting on being shut down by PETA or other groups- but not before getting their 15 minutes.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:34 AM
According to Discovery, they've already pulled off the stunt and recorded it. The show will just be airing the footage. In other words, it will not be a live event.

The filmmaker who gets “eaten,” Paul Rosolie, survived the stunt and has been tweeting promos to the bizarre jungle special.

In clips released by Discovery, Rosolie wears a protective "snake-proof" suit and breathing apparatus during his tangle with the beast.

In one shot, he appears to be tethered to something as he wades through ankle-deep muck toward the massive creature.

Sigh. Remember when Discovery, History Channel and TLC had actual science and history programming? I will not be watching this.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 09:48 AM
a reply to: jtrenthacker

You're right.
This is not the Discovery Channel I remember.
They used to be about sharing information, and actually discovering new things.

I won't be watching this show for sure.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 10:28 AM
with any luck the suit will fail

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 11:01 AM
Go snake! *grabs popcorn*

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 11:23 AM
he won't escape the snakes belly unless the snake is dead, constricting muscles and such?

birthing calves aids in assessment of expected outcome, imo.

posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 12:56 PM
cough,cough,B#. CGI is amazing in todays world, i cant wait to review the footage.

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