A Man Tried To Get Eaten Alive By An Anaconda And People Were Totally Unimpressed

Viewers were bitterly upset that a human being wasn't actually eaten alive by a giant snake for their entertainment.

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On Sunday evening, the Discovery Channel aired its heavily trailed Eaten Alive show, which involved American naturalist Paul Rosolie being eaten alive by a giant anaconda.

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The stunt had been heavily criticised by some animal rights groups, with an online petition calling on Discovery not to air the show – because it was “animal abuse to the highest degree” – receiving almost 40,000 signatures.

Rosolie though defended the show, saying it was designed to highlight the destruction of the rainforest.

For the stunt he wore a special protective suit to allow him to survive being eaten and digested by the snake.

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The suit, which was covered in pig blood, was also designed to prevent the anaconda crushing him to death.

The two-hour special, shown on American TV last night, showed the Amazon conservationist and his team searching for the giant snake for 90 minutes, followed by half an hour of them enticing the reptile to consume him.

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The Daily Mail quoted him as saying afterwards: "The last thing I remember was her mouth open wide and everything went black.

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"I went limp and let it constrict. All the while I was just thinking: 'Eat, eat, eat!' She wrapped around me and I felt my suit cracking and my arms ripping out of their sockets."

Some viewers though were pretty unimpressed by the fact that Rosolie wasn't actually eaten alive and on Sunday evening Twitter was full of people complaining that a human being hadn't been consumed by a giant snake for their entertainment.

Next time I watch something called #EatenAlive, somebody better get eaten alive.

Casey Pratt@CaseyPrattCSNFollow

Next time I watch something called #EatenAlive, somebody better get eaten alive.

7:08 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hey @discovery, can I have my own show? #EatenAlive

BarstoolTrent@BarstoolTrentFollow

Hey @discovery, can I have my own show? #EatenAlive

4:11 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#EatenAlive is some of the dumbest stuff I've ever seen and I've seen Home Alone 3 AND 4

Sean Doolittle@whatwouldDOOdoFollow

#EatenAlive is some of the dumbest stuff I've ever seen and I've seen Home Alone 3 AND 4

6:20 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#EatenAlive should have been called #SqueezedAlive instead ... False marketing LOL @Discovery

Zak Bagans@Zak_BagansFollow

#EatenAlive should have been called #SqueezedAlive instead ... False marketing LOL @Discovery

4:41 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You just wasted two hours of your life watching #EatenAlive and the guy didn't even get eaten... You okay? http://t.co/YCDjPfRZKF

Lauren Lavoie@LittleRedCactusFollow

You just wasted two hours of your life watching #EatenAlive and the guy didn't even get eaten... You okay? http://t.co/YCDjPfRZKF

4:10 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Misleading title: #EatenAlive. Appropriate title: #BroHuggedByABigSnake.

nascarcasm@nascarcasmFollow

Misleading title: #EatenAlive. Appropriate title: #BroHuggedByABigSnake.

4:13 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Discovery letting me think Paul gets eaten by a snake and then not letting that happen is the reason I have trust issues. #EatenAlive

Zac Dalpe@ZacDalpe22Follow

Discovery letting me think Paul gets eaten by a snake and then not letting that happen is the reason I have trust issues. #EatenAlive

4:09 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What kind of a world do we live in where the promise of a man getting #EatenAlive by an anaconda on TV goes unfulfilled?

Aaron Sagers@aaronsagersFollow

What kind of a world do we live in where the promise of a man getting #EatenAlive by an anaconda on TV goes unfulfilled?

4:08 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

WAIT THE SNAKE DIDN'T EVEN EAT THE GUY? I've been #EatenAlive by exactly as many anacondas as the host of this ridiculous show?

David Shiffman@WhySharksMatterFollow

WAIT THE SNAKE DIDN'T EVEN EAT THE GUY? I've been #EatenAlive by exactly as many anacondas as the host of this ridiculous show?

4:06 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Next on Discovery..."Finding the Tooth Fairy" where I spend two hours looking for the Tooth Fairy, give up and get a burrito. #EatenAlive

Matt Lindner@mattlindnerFollow

Next on Discovery..."Finding the Tooth Fairy" where I spend two hours looking for the Tooth Fairy, give up and get a burrito. #EatenAlive

4:04 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@Discovery I've never watched your show Naked and Afraid but after watching #EatenAlive I assume everyone is clothed and calm.

Dave Lozo@DaveLozoFollow

.@Discovery I've never watched your show Naked and Afraid but after watching #EatenAlive I assume everyone is clothed and calm.

4:06 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

OH GOD I'M BEING CONSUMED HEAD-FIRST BY AN ANACONDA wait nope, just tried to put a hooded sweatshirt on backwards, nevermind. #EatenAlive

nascarcasm@nascarcasmFollow

OH GOD I'M BEING CONSUMED HEAD-FIRST BY AN ANACONDA wait nope, just tried to put a hooded sweatshirt on backwards, nevermind. #EatenAlive

4:37 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If you ever want to complain that #GhostHunters doesn't find enough ghosts - just watch #EatenAlive and know true disappointment. ;)

Amy Bruni@amybruniFollow

If you ever want to complain that #GhostHunters doesn't find enough ghosts - just watch #EatenAlive and know true disappointment. ;)

4:17 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#EatenAlive - should have been called nibble my nose.

opie radio@OpieRadioFollow

#EatenAlive - should have been called nibble my nose.

4:04 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Two hours and they didn't do the one thing they promised.... #EatenAlive http://t.co/wJxMVJDNuz

Lauren Lavoie@LittleRedCactusFollow

Two hours and they didn't do the one thing they promised.... #EatenAlive http://t.co/wJxMVJDNuz

4:01 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING: "Eaten Alive" to be retitled "Eaten Alive: Just Kidding"

Shooter McGavin@ShooterMcGavin_Follow

BREAKING: "Eaten Alive" to be retitled "Eaten Alive: Just Kidding"

4:05 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite