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Anaconda to Swallow Man Live on Air


Discovery Channel fans will be able to enjoy a brand-new spectacle. A gigantic anaconda is to swallow a man alive right on the air very soon, announced the Hollywood Reporter.

The enthusiast who is to undergo this challenge is American scientist Paul Rosolie. However, he won't simply slip into the mouth of the beast. Rosolie will be wearing a special suit to prevent being digested by the stomach acids of the creature and in order to remain completely unharmed throughout the entire experiment. He will also be carrying a supply of oxygen and a miniature camera with which to film the show.

Paul Rosolie is by no means some kind of psycho, as many folks might be thinking right about now. The 30-year-old man is very interested in the wild. He and the crew of Eaten Alive really want to become more familiar with the way of life of the huge snakes in South America.

The show Eaten Alive will be aired on Discovery Channel on the 7th of December this year. The crew of Eaten Alive wants to assure animal rights groups and everyone else that's worried about the life of the reptile that the experiment is completely safe, both for Paul Rosolie and for the anaconda.


The anaconda (Eunectes) belongs to the Boidae family of large snakes. It is considered to be the longest and most powerful giant snake in the world. The name "anaconda" was given by the native tribes from the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela and it means "snake giant from the river". The people of the Amazon called these snakes "sukuruko" - giant snake.

Normally, anacondas inhabit tropical South America. They are found in river bays and tributaries, swamps and lakes. These giant snakes reach phenomenal sizes. The longest anaconda known to science measures 60 ft (18.31 m). The weight of this large species is also not to be underestimated. Oftentimes it reaches up to 551 lb (250 kg). There are data on anacondas of an even larger size but so far they have not been confirmed by scientists.

Anacondas feed on different mammals. Snakes of more humble size eat smaller animals. However, the enormous representatives of the species attack tapirs, crocodiles, predatory cats and even people.