If you’re not a fan of snakes, murky waters, unknown forests, tight spaces, life-threatening adventures or the idea of being eaten alive, then now’s your chance to close your eyes and cover your ears. No, seriously, what you’re about to witness is absolutely horrifying. Unfortunately, so horrifying that you might not be able to look away.
On Dec. 7, Discovery Channel is set to air “Eaten Alive,” a show about — yes, you guessed it — someone being eaten alive. The person in question is
naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie and, according to Discovery, his mission is to enter “the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built snake-proof suit.” Yes, a human being is going to attempt to get swallowed by one of the largest species of snakes on earth. As one does.
— Paul Rosolie (@PaulRosolie) November 4, 2014
In the above preview, Rosolie and his team capture an anaconda, and he then makes himself look “appealing” so that the snake will think it has a “free meal.” How will he enter the snake? Well, according to Rosolie, the only way to do it is to go “head first.” (Good tip, that.)
Although there are many questions to ask about this possibly deathly adventure — How does he get out? Will he have enough oxygen? Is he claustrophobic? — one of the top conundrums might just have do with the snake: Will it be hurt in the process? Although the answer to that question isn’t known for sure, Rosolie did claim on Twitter that he would never hurt a living thing.
— Paul Rosolie (@PaulRosolie) November 5, 2014
Honestly, “Eaten Alive” might just have to be something you have to see to believe. (Good luck, anaconda.)
“Eaten Alive” premieres Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
Will you be watching Rosolie get swallowed by a snake?