Many people will do anything for impressive TV ratings, that is, when it comes to reality television. Sure, we’ve seen hair pulling fights, naked dates and bug eating… but is Discovery Channel’s Paul Rosolie going too far? You tell us. The naturalist and wildlife filmmaker will enter the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built snake-proof suit, according to the show’s website description.
The show, “Eaten Alive” will premiere on the Discovery Channel on December 7th 9/8c. Rosolie has come to his own defense on twitter saying, “If u know me — I would never hurt a living thing. But you’ll have to watch # EatenAlive to find out how it goes down.”
At the end of the day, it’s darn good publicity for the show. Rosolie’s background involves working with anacondas in the Amazon. He says his mission is to protect the creatures, not exploit them. The question: How is feeding yourself to an Anaconda protecting the creature?