After weeks of teaser trailers and allegations of Paul Rosolie being "the Hitler of animals", the conservationist was finally eaten by an 18ft snake last night, and it was kind of underwhelming.
Discovery's 'Eaten Alive' special, broadcast in the UK on Friday and the US on Sunday, took a long time to get there, but the snake did eventually part its jaws and begin to consume Rosolie headfirst, though it didn't get far through its meal before he called in a rescue team.
I don't know what I was expecting (a snake with a massive distended belly that ultimately bursts apart to reveal Paul howling, covered in sinew?), but the anaconda's constriction proved too much for the man to bear before any real swallowing took place.
"My arm's torqueing, this thing is gonna break" Paul tells waiting rescuers. "I'm calling it! I need help!"
Last week, he told Entertainment Weekly of the ordeal: "She nailed me right in the face and the last thing I saw was her mouth wide open before everything went black.
Video: Paul Rosolie discusses Eaten Alive
"And then she wrapped me and I felt the suit cracking and my arms ripping out of their sockets. It was absolutely terrifying."
Rosolie has faced criticism from animal rights campaigners over the snake’s welfare but he insisted that it is "alive and well".
10 Deadliest Animals In The World
10 Deadliest Animals In The World
1/10 10: Poison Dart Frog
They might look cute, but the backs of the Amazonian poison dart frog ooze a slimy neurotoxin to keep predators away. Each frog produces enough of the toxin to kill 10 humans.
2/10 9: Polar Bear
The strength of a polar bear is enough to decapitate a human being with a single swipe of the paw.
3/10 8: African Elephant
The brute force of an elephant is unrivalled by any land mammal. Weighing in around 16,000lb on average, they are responsible for around 500 human deaths each year.
4/10 7: Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalos charge head-on with their razor-sharp horns when confronted with a predator - all 1,500lb of them. And the problem is, they tend to do so as a herd.
5/10 6: Crocodile
The stealth and combined strength of a crocodile allows it to lie in the water undetected, before it strikes, drags its pray underwater, barrel rolls and dismembers it.
6/10 5: African Lion
These big cats are ruthlessly agile, armed with razor-sharp teeth and talons and near-perfect hunters.
7/10 4: Great White Shark
These kings of the sea have 3,000 teeth with which to tear their pray to shreds. On average, are 15ft long and 5,000lb, and can detect a drop of blood in 25 gallons of water.
8/10 3: Australian Box Jellyfish
Each tentacle has 5,000 stinging cells and enough toxin to kill 60 humans. Each jellyfish has 60 tentacles each at 15 ft long. That's a lot of killing power for an animal the size of a salad bowl.
9/10 2: Asian Cobra
It might not be the most poisonous snake, but thanks to its unique spit and strike attack technique, the Asian Cobra is responsible for more human deaths than any other snake on the planet.
10/10 1: Mosquito
Tiny but deadly, mosquitoes carry and transfer malaria causing parasites to humans. As a result, they cause on average 2million human deaths a year, making the insect one of the world's deadliest creatures. Aside from human beings, of course.
He said that he came out of the affair worse off and added, "She beat the sh*t out of me", hoping that the stunt will raise awareness about the plight of the rapidly declining wildlife in the Amazon rainforest.
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