Video: Brazil's 'Ninja of Serpents' places four tarantulas in his mouth to save rainforests

Daredevil Arteval Duarte says he has been training poisonous animals for more than 15 years

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If you are afraid of spiders, look away now.

A man in Brazil has released a video that shows him placing four tarantulas in his mouth in a bid to raise awareness of the deforestation of the Amazon.

Daredevil Arteval Duarte released the video on Monday. It shows him put four of the hairy arachnids in his mouth on a farm near Jacundá in the north of Brazil.

In what would be any arachnophobe's nightmare, Duarte then reopens his mouth to allow the spiders to gruesomely crawl out one by one.

According to Duarte, the spiders can cause irritation to the skin but are not lethal.

This is not the first stunt of its kind that Duarte has performed in recent times. Earlier this month, Duarte caught the attention of internet users when a video of him placing three tarantulas in his mouth went viral.

This followed a similar video in December that saw Duarte wrap a tarantula with a banded cat-eyed snake and place the two animals in his mouth.

Duarte, who is also known as the ‘Ninja of Serpents’, says the reasoning behind these bizarre videos is to bring attention to the harmful logging that occurs in the Amazon and the impact this is having on the Amazon’s wildlife and villages.

Duarte has said in the past that he has been training poisonous and exotic animals for over 15 years.