Man Eaten Alive By Anaconda - Tune In TV Or Animal Cruelty?

Could a man allowing himself to be eaten alive by an Anaconda be the most shocking stunt ever in TV history? INSIDE EDITION explains.

In what may be the most shocking stunt ever, a 26-year-old man allowed himself to be eaten by a giant anaconda snake.

Paul Rosolie said, "I'm about to be the first person that's going to be eaten alive by an anaconda."

How is it possible for an anaconda to swallow a man and for him to survive?

Here's what we know: Naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie and his team track down a green anaconda which is the largest snake in the world. They can reach 550 pounds and 30 feet. Seven men are needed to carry the anaconda.

Rosolie wore a custom-made suit to protect him from the snake.

Wildlife expert Corbin Maxey told INSIDE EDITION, “These animals are strong!"

See Maxey's Interview with INSIDE EDITION

The suit was slathered in pig blood to attract the anaconda. A long chord was attached to the suit to pull Rosolie from the jaws of the snake.

Discovery is keeping further details under wraps. All we know comes from the promo where
the anaconda was wrapped around Rosolie! Anacondas kill their prey by wrapping themselves around their victims before eating them whole.

A petition on is calling on Discovery to yank the show saying, "This is animal abuse to the highest degree and absolutely disgusting, and could kill the snake. An adult green anaconda cannot fit the width of an adult man's shoulders into it's body."

But our wildlife expert disagrees. Maxey said, "They have been documented killing and eating people. This is not a regular occurrence. More people get struck by lightning. They have been documented doing that."

Rosolie himself defended the show, tweeting, "If U know me - I would never hurt a living thing," a Discovery rep confirmed that the snake survived.