Paul was wearing a special, "snake-proof" suit and he was mic'd up to his medical team. Everything looked good until the snake got to about shoulder-level and Paul had to tap out.
Disappointed fans took to Twitter to share their frustration and to lament the fact that despite all the hype, Paul wasn't eaten alive at all. While the show itself might have been a bit of a letdown, it DID inspire these awesome tweets, which have just as much entertainment value, so we're calling it a wash.
you know what I have in common with the guy from #EatenAlive? We both have not been eaten alive by an anaconda. Its cause we dont have buns.- J-Si Chavez (@JSi5) December 8, 2014
Just to clarify, I've been eaten by anacondas just as many times as the dude on #EatenAlive.- Troy Osinoff (@yo) December 8, 2014
OH GOD I'M BEING CONSUMED HEAD-FIRST BY AN ANACONDA wait nope, just tried to put a hooded sweatshirt on backwards, nevermind. #EatenAlive- nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) December 8, 2014