What it's like to be eaten alive by an anaconda

December 7, 2014 2:31 PM

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What it's like to be eaten alive by an anaconda

Herpetologist, naturalist and author Paul Rosolie is just 30, but his experiences while living and working in the forests of Peru's remote Madre de Dios region could fill many volumes. Rosolie suffered a jaguar panting down his neck and survived a potentially deadly infection while alone for days in the wilderness. He raised a baby anteater, foiled gun-toting poachers trafficking endangered species and wrestled enormous reptiles as he gathered data on them.

It's hard, however, to top his latest project: being eaten alive by a giant green anaconda, which is the largest and most powerful snake in the world. The snake was completely unharmed, and although Rosolie wore a protective suit, he wound up battered and bruised. Now healed, Rosolie shared thoughts...

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