Paul Rosolie was filmed recently being “eaten alive” by a 20-foot-long snake. Why on earth would anyone want to do this?
Why would Rosolie do this?
Premiering Dec. 7, on the Discovery Channel was a wild stunt that can be all pieced together with a back story. 27-year-old naturalist/conservationist Paul Rosolie sets out to track and capture a 20-foot long anaconda to attempt the impossible… to feed himself to the gargantuan creature and survive. This was hopefully going to get enough traction of supporters to help save the rain forest, which would be his main goal of the whole feature.
Paul states, ”It all goes back to biodiversity; plants and animals. I’ve seen entire 1,000-mile stretches of rain forest burned to the ground where every single plant and animal is destroyed.”
How Far Would He Go?
When Rololie first laid in front of the snake, it was not interested. But he was covered in pig blood to make it appealing, so then the snake struck straight to his head, all in the act of protecting itself. Doing this takes a large amount of energy from the snake. Needless to say when Paul was about shoulders deep in the snake’s mouth, he felt his arms crushing and coming out of their sockets. At that point, he was pulled out of the snake’s mouth. Keep in mind, he was constricted for a over an hour; a good size snake can squeeze and constrict with the same force as a elephant stepping on your chest.
In my own personal opinion, I think people should look at the bigger picture here. Everybody is jumping to conclusions and getting on the band wagon of being a so called “nature lover.” They’re all just seeing something a guy is doing to a snake and think he’s committing a crime, but his thoughts on this are far more uplifting than just messing with a snake and teasing it with live bait.
”Discovery’s Paul Rosolie is willing to be swallowed by a 20-foot snake, if it makes you care about the rain forest,” said James Hibberd, a reporter with Entertainment Weekly.
In a interview with Rosolie, interesting name calling erupted. Names like ”heinous,” ”inhuman,” and ”horrible” were being thrown around, and possibly the worst name of all was ”The Hitler of Animals.” However, Rosolie was ok with these; the more people talking about this, the more supporters, but people started reacting online as well.
Two weeks ago, PETA had around 25,000 signatures protesting discovery’ special. It was said this is just one snake, which was not harmed, but just one, while there are millions of animals and snakes being incinerated right now. PETA got 25,000 signatures in seven days on ”change.org” yet the petition to protect the standing Amazon rain forest had, a shocking 159 signatures.
Rosolie was asked by a reporter, “If you could listen to Nicki Minaj’s song ”Anaconda” or watch Jennifer Lopez’s movie Anaconda, which would you choose? Rosolie answered, ”I’d rather be eaten by an anaconda than do either of those.”