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The internet is mad that this man didn't get eaten alive by a snake on TV

Like, really mad.

ONE MONTH AGO, Discovery Channel announced details for a show called Eaten Alive in which a man was to be, well, eaten alive by an anaconda. The purpose? To get a good look inside a snake’s belly.

Naturally the internet loved the premise and by the time the programme aired last night, the anticipation was palpable.

Unfortunately, it didn’t all quite go to plan.

Paul Rosolie, the man who volunteered to be eaten alive by the giant anaconda, abandoned his quest to be eaten when the anaconda attempted to break his bones.

Instead of witnessing a human get ravaged by a snake, viewers saw Rosolie just sort of hug the snake for a while.

anaconda Source: YouTube

Needless to say, everyone was pretty mad about it.

snake Source: Romenesko

For its part, Discovery Channel defended the show. It told Entertainment Weekly:

Paul created this challenge to get maximum attention for one of the most beautiful and threatened parts of the world, the Amazon Rainforest and its wildlife. He went to great lengths to send this message and it was his absolute intention to be eaten alive. Ultimately, after the snake constricted Paul for over an hour and went for his head, the experiment had to be called when it became clear that Paul would be very seriously injured if he continued on.

While Rosolie has kept quiet on the matter and just retweeted a few compliments.

rosolie Source: Paul Rosolie/Twitter

Probably for the best really.

This man is going to be ‘eaten alive’ by an anaconda for a TV show >

Oh, just a huge snake OPENING A DOOR >

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