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Offline thedoc

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Gram asked the Naked Scientists:































































   I saw your article about how a man would weather in an orca's digestive system.































































































































I was wondering about snakes.































































Considering the Anaconda is one of the biggest snakes, and could swallow a human,































































-what injuries would a human suffer in the process or being ingested, if constriction was negated?































































-would they be crushed by the esophogus muscles?































































-if they could breathe, how long would they last before being digested?































































-would it be possible to force the snake to vomit, or to somehow agitate it to climb out?































































-if a person were to get out somehow, what might they have, scar-wise?































































What do you think?
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Re: Could a person survive being injested by an anaconda?
« Reply #1 on: 07/10/2016 20:09:36 »
Didn't a guy build a suit to allow him to be eaten by an Anaconda on the Discovery Channel? As I recall, he had to bail on it before it really started going at him in earnest. They eat pretty slowly so I'm assuming you'd suffocate or be crushed to death long before you had to worry about digestive fluid or anything like that.
 

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Re: Could a person survive being injested by an anaconda?
« Reply #2 on: 07/10/2016 21:50:58 »
Quote from: CaptMoldman
you'd suffocate or be crushed to death
There has been some recent research work on constrictor snakes.
As I recall, they tighten their grip every time the prey animal breathes.
The snakes can sense the animal's heartbeat, so they hold the pressure until the prey's heart stops.
Then they dine at leisure.

But Wikipedia says that the cause of death is actually pressure from the snake's coils cutting off blood supply to the brain and organs, which is much faster than asphyxiation.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constriction
 

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