IT appears man is no match for a 180kg anaconda, and viewers are now feeling betrayed.

Wildlife expert Paul Rosolie, 30, made international headlines with Discovery Channel earlier this year, pledging to show what it was to be consumed by the giant beast found in the rainforests of Peru.

Rosolie put on his carbon-fibre suit, drenched in pig's blood but when the unnamed snake began devouring him, the expert "called it".

Medical staff were monitoring Rosolie's heart rate, yelling out to him that it was beginning to increase.
 

A still from the Discovery program Eaten Alive
A still from the Discovery program Eaten Alive

Meanwhile, Rosolie was narrating the experience, describing what the anaconda was during while he was in its grasp.
"I'm getting coils all over me," he said.

"She's got my arms pinned - she knows there's nothing I can do."

As his head began to be consumed by the enormous reptile, he said, "Guys my face is down", before yelling "I'm calling it! I need help".
 

Later, he said he felt the anaconda "gurgling and wheezing" before he was let go.

The snake was unharmed.

Being almost eaten by the giant beast was not enough for social media, with plenty happy to mock the Discovery special event.

Discovery for it's part has responded to the mocking with a statement saying that, of course, safety come first.

"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.

The safety of Paul, as well as the anaconda, was always our number-one priority."

There is just no pleasing some people.



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