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NEW YORK - When naturalist Paul Rosolie wanted to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, he decided he needed a stunt guaranteed to get people looking. Paul Rosolie. Credit: lwpkommunikacio/Flickr So the staunch environmentalist offered himself as dinner to an anaconda -- and was prepared to be swallowed alive, filming every moment. But in the end, Rosolie wasn't exactly ingested by the snake, disappointing viewers who expected a journey into the belly of the deadly beast. Instead he let the anaconda coil around him before calling the mission off, fearing he might get seriously injured. Anacondas, the largest snakes in the world, typically suffocate their prey befo...

WASHINGTON - A young American naturalist, filmmaker and adventurer in the Amazon set off an Internet stir Thursday after he claimed he offered himself for dinner to a giant snake for a TV show. "I'm Paul Rosolie and I'm about to be the first person to be eaten alive by an anaconda," he said in a 30-second video on Twitter promoting a new show, "Eaten Alive," to be telecast on the Discovery Channel on December 7. A longer teaser posted by the network on YouTube shows Rosolie donning "a custom-built snake-proof suit" to enter the belly of the fearsome reptilian beast head-first. "It's a tease and a promo for now," a Discovery Channel spokesman told AFP on Thursday, adding that further det...

Authorities in Hopatcong, New Jersey, are searching for an unusual quarry: a 20-foot-long, rogue boa constrictor. Many residents have spotted the snake swimming in Lake Hopatcong, so Officer Dale Sloat offered this tip as a safety precaution: "I would advise people not to put their baby in the lake." Watch the video below for the whole story. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Cat Gets the Hang of His Hammock Tiny Kitten Is Afraid of Moving Carpet Birthday Dog Is Surprised With 100 Balls...