Fans anxiously awaited the Dec. 7 Discovery Channel special to watch Paul Rosolie get eaten alive by an anaconda, but it didn’t exactly go as planned. He made it farther than we ever would have, but fans took to Twitter to diss him anyway.
Naturalist and daredevil Paul Rosolie had his head entirely consumed by a dangerous anaconda on the Discovery Channel special Eaten Alive, but called to be rescued when he felt his arm starting to break from the snake’s grasp. Once fans realized he wasn’t actually going to be eaten alive, fans on Twitter freaked out over the serious letdown.
‘Eaten Alive’ By Anaconda Special: Paul Rosolie Failed
There was so much hype surrounding Paul’s attempt to be swallowed whole by an anaconda, and so much outrage. When you tell fans you are going to be eaten alive by a deadly snake, they want to see it happen.
— BarstoolTrent (@BarstoolTrent) December 8, 2014
steve irwin would pass thru the digestive canals of a ball python & still be home for dinner that night this paul cat is a FRAUD #EatenAlive
— WinterPaganFestSaps (@heysaps) December 8, 2014
Next time I watch something called #EatenAlive, somebody better get eaten alive.
— Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) December 8, 2014
— Martin Médus (@MartinMedus) December 8, 2014
The guy on #EatenAlive shld have been you know eaten alive
— Isaac Rodriguez (@isaacfromCT) December 8, 2014
Paul put on the protective carbon-fiber suit, which he said would keep him alive when he was eaten by the anaconda. But after his only his head was consumed by the large snake, Paul put a stop to the quest.
“I’m calling it, I need help!” he yelled, according to Us Weekly. The animal was then released back into the wild, and the dreams of fans went with it.
“I started to feel the blood drain out of my hand and I felt the bone flex,” Paul attempted to explain. “And when I got to the point where I felt like it was going to snap I had to tap out.”
Well, props to Paul for even attempting the feat. But next time, let’s try something we know we can do. Is that too much to ask?!
HollywoodLifers, were you disappointed with Eaten Alive? Let us know.
— Avery Thompson