Date
16 December 2017
Paul Rosolie tackles an anaconda in the Amazon jungle. Photo: NY Post
Paul Rosolie tackles an anaconda in the Amazon jungle. Photo: NY Post

Snakes alive! Man says he was eaten by anaconda

Anacondas typically dispose of their prey by squeezing them to death.

Paul Rosolie survived his encounter with a green anaconda, the largest and most powerful snake in the world – only because it swallowed him alive instead.

The herpetologist and naturalist offered himself as prey to the giant snake, but not before donning a reinforced suit with helmet and devices to measure his vital signs, he said in a press release on the Discovery Channel website.

“She got me right in the face,” he said. “The last thing I saw was her mouth wide open before everything went black.

“As this happened, she wrapped around me and took me off of my feet. I felt the suit cracking. It felt as if my arms were ripping out of their sockets.”

His experience in the western Amazon was filmed for the Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” show.

Rosolie said he spent an hour inside the snake, which was tough, because he’s claustrophobic, CNN reports.

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