The hugely controversial Discovery “Eaten Alive” special promised its users that 27-year-old American naturalist Paul Rosolie will be eaten alive by a giant 20-foot anaconda he and his team had previously tracked down in the Amazon river. But it was huge failure as Rosolie felt his arm ‘start to break’ under the anaconda’s grip, he ordered his team of fellow naturalists, doctors and vets to save him – with just the top of his head in the snake’s jaws.
Paul Rosolie, 27, is facing ridicule after filming himself being ‘eaten alive’ by a 20ft-long anaconda – only to get his safety team to save him after just part of his head was consumed.
Wearing a black armored suit and covered in pig blood, Rosolie moved tentatively towards the anaconda. Moments later, the female anaconda — one of the world’s top predators – pounced on its 5ft 9ins prey, struck at his head and began constricting his arms and body. However, as the man felt his arm “start to break” under the anaconda’s grip, he ordered his team to save him, with just the top of his head in the snake’s jaws.
Within minutes of the show, named ‘Eaten Alive’, being broadcast, people across America were taking to social networking sites to express their disappointment at the highly-anticipated footage.