(NEWSER) – Naturalist Paul Rosolie believes "you have to go head first." What he's referring to is shoving his head into the mouth of an anaconda, letting it swallow him, and filming the experience for a Discovery Channel special called Eaten Alive, News.com.au reports.
According to the Discovery Channel's blurb on the show, which premieres Dec. 7, the 26-year-old will enter "the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built snake-proof suit"; he's shown in a preview video wearing it with an emergency line attached to his ankle, the Independent reports. Wildlife advocates are calling Rosolie's TV experiment cruel. "#EatenAlive is disgusting. Why put an animal under so much trauma? All for the wonder of live tv," says one miffed tweeter.
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