In a ballsy act of protest over the deforestation of Amazonian rainforests, Arteval Duarte—dubbed the ‘Ninja of the Serpents’—displayed his bravery by inserting the heads of four live snakes into his mouth, two of which (Coral and Clelia) are allegedly poisonous.



According to the Daily Mail, Duarte has been handling reptiles for over 15 years, but his antics should come as no surprise. In other video footage, Duarte can be seen wrapping a snake around a tarantula before delicately balancing both in his mouth.

Looks like Duarte’s ploy worked—if you want to draw attention to a serious issue, start with an animal-swallowing stunt. Kudos.