Eaten Alive Conservationist Didn’t Get Eaten Alive, Viewers Worldwide Disappointed

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Naturalist Paul Rosolie hit headlines across the world when he claimed he would be eaten alive by an actual anaconda in the Discovery special, Eaten Alive.  He stressed on numerous occasions that the aim of the whole thing was to raise awareness of the destruction of the rainforest.

Viewers worldwide were excited to see the special, but as soon as they started watching the show, they knew they were about to be disappointed. Rosolie put on a protective suit that was supposed to prevent the snake from killing him.  Everything was prepared and people stopped breathing as the snake bit his helmet.

However, when he felt his arm was about to snap, Rosolie called his security team to help him.  There was no second attempt and the snake was released back into the wild.

‘’I started to feel the blood drain out of my hand and I felt the bone flex. And when I got to the point where I felt like it was going to snap I had to tap out.’’

Since Twitter exploded with disappointment, the naturalist explained that the aim of the stunt was to raise money to save the snake’s habitat in South America.

‘’I wanted to do something to grab people’s attention to the plight of the disappearing rainforests, something completely crazy. Everything else has been tried.’’

Well, at least he did it for a good cause.

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