Thirty-year-old filmmaker Paul Rosolie will wear a custom-made ‘snake-proof’ suit and then let himself be ‘eaten alive’ by an anaconda for the show “Eaten Alive”.
The Discovery Channel will film a wildlife expert in a snake-proof suit get eaten by a giant anaconda – all for a TV show.Thirty-year-old filmmaker Paul Rosolie will wear a custom-made ‘snake-proof’ suit and then let himself be ‘eaten alive’ by an anaconda for the show “Eaten Alive”.
The show will be aired by Discovery in early December.
The details about the stunt are currently scarce, but the promotional page on Discovery’s website says: “Naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie enters the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built snake-proof suit.”
This might be an Inner Space-style CGI extravaganza or some sort of mechanical snake model, but that would be incredibly disappointing, the mirror.co.uk reported.
If it is the real deal, there are lots of unanswered questions about what constitutes a ‘snake-proof’ suit and how on Earth such a garment would be tested, the report added.
It’s possible to buy fabric that protects from smaller snake bites, but it certainly wouldn’t protect a human from the immense pressure of a powerful snake’s constriction.