Paul Rosolie, a wildlife expert, has signed up to wear a custom-made ‘snake-proof’ suit and allow himself himself be ‘eaten alive’ by an anaconda on TV. The stunt will be documented in a new Discovery Channel show called Eaten Alive.

Sounds like a way more badass—not to mention entertaining—version of Jackass.

A bit of intel on anacondas: In addition to being the star of Nicki Minaj/Sir Mix-A-Lot hits, they are very large snakes found in South America. The term usually refers to green anacondas, which can grow to as long as 22 feet. They live in or near water and tend to suffocate prey by constricting their bodies around their victims.

Here’s a gif of an anaconda swallowing a deer whole:

While further details on the show are scarce, the promotional page on Discovery’s website states simply: “Naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie enters the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built snake-proof suit.” We’re most definitely tuning in to this one.

Mirror UK wonders about the logistics:

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.”

We’re not exactly hoping that something goes wrong—all we’re saying is it would make for good television.


The show premieres Sunday, December 7 at 8/7c.

[via Mirror UKDiscovery Channel]