WATCH: New show on Discovery Channel wants to show man being eaten alive - by a large snake

Ever wondered what it's like being eaten alive by a very large snake?

We'll be honest and say no, we never really thought about becoming lunch for an anaconda.

But a new show on Discovery Channel wants to show us just that ​- and its promotional video on YouTube is drumming up much hype.  

Set to air on Dec 7, the one-minute-long clip was uploaded on Nov 5.

To date, it already has over 7 million views.

Of course rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has spoken against the forthcoming show.

“Whatever the filmmaker has planned, the snake will likely pay the ultimate price, as animals usually do when they’re used for entertainment.

Making this snake use up energy by swallowing this fool and then possibly regurgitating him would have left the poor animal exhausted and deprived of the energy that he or she needs.” - PETA general counsel Delcianna Winders

Paul Rosolie, the American naturalist who volunteered himself as the snake's meal, has defended the show.





Earlier this year, Rosolie – who divides his time between New York, India and Peru – published a book about his adventures.

It is titled: “Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon.”

In 2013, he won a short-film award at the UN Forum on Forests for his documentary “An Unseen World,” publisher Harper Collins said on its website blurb.

Whatever the case, we're really interested to see how this goes.

Sources: YouTube, Twitter, AFP