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Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

Posted on: January 1, 2012 1:41 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Is there anything Roy Halladay can't do?

The Phillies ace, who was runner-up in the NL Cy Young voting this past season, recently went on a fishing trip in Brazil with friends Chris Carpenter and B.J. Ryan. While on the Amazon River, Halladay helped rescue a man who had been wounded by an anaconda. The news was passed along by Skeet Reese, who is a Bassmaster champion, on his blog. Here's an excerpt:
We had plenty of wildlife encounters though. Along with the fishing, we decided to go hunting one night, and Carpenter and B.J. both shot a caiman; which is like an alligator. Me and Doc Halladay even came across a local, sitting bare naked on a tree by the river. What we were able to figure out is that he was fishing in the river for tropical fish to sell for aquariums when he got attacked by an anaconda.
 
The snake apparently bit him on the a** but he was able to free himself before the snake wrapped him up. Instead the snake wrapped around his motor on the back of his little 14 foot dugout canoe and tore it off the back of his boat. Doc and I helped him gather his gear and flip the boat back over and then towed him home. You could definitely see the bite mark on his a**, but he was able to fight it off; amazing.
Amazing, indeed.

Anacondas are among the largest snakes in the world. While they aren't venomous, they wrap themselves around their prey and literally squeeze the life out of said prey. It's unreal that this local fisherman lived though an encounter. And, of course, you have to give Halladay and Reese kudos for helping the guy get outta there. They had to be fearful the snake would return, right?

Also, you gotta give props to Carpenter and Ryan for taking down a caiman.

And all three now have off-field stories they can tell the rest of their lives.

Hat-tip: Big League Stew

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Comments

Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

Instead of fishing he should be trying to help his team beat a wildcard team



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

MAYBE he nnd to spend more time trying to help his team win a world series then shitting poor animals
airishfan, I have no comment on their hunting activities, but NOBODY spends more time preparing to help his team win than Roy Halladay.

And if you're talking about Chris Carpenter, he DID help his team win a World Series--in case you didn't notice.

Get your facts together before you make silly posts, for crying out loud.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 5:34 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

halladay has plenty of experience with dangerous beasts of nature. cliff lees wife hangs around the clubhouse most home games. i hear she has to wear a muzzle when near a buffet line for fear of other patrons safety



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2012 4:53 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

"Anacondas are among the largest snakes in the world. While they aren't venomous, they wrap themselves around their prey and literally squeeze the life out of said prey."

I have had it with imbeciles who keep using the word "literally" out of context or when it's used for dramatic effect. How did Snyder's post get past the cbs censors? There was some profanity and yet Snyder gets a free pass. Typical CBS hypocrisy!



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 4:34 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

holy crap, dumb article, applauding them for shooting a caiman, wow, tough guys, and saving the guy from an anaconda?, they went nowhere near the anaconda, they are hicks.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2012 4:00 pm
 

"then" or "than"

how hard is it?? when did america stop learning the difference?? this "then" that--would be this first , then the next one/this "than" that, would be this one or that one.....geesh



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

My South American sources are saying that the alleged anaconda was actually Ozzie Guillen and other members of the Florida Marlin staff waiting to ambush Halladay. The plan went horribly wrong whan a real snake showed up and blew their cover. The "local"; Juan Antonio Guzman has admitted to Brazilian authorities that he indeed was approached by a man he simply called "el diablo loco" and was paid $34 to lure the Phillie ace along with the other 2 pitchers into an ambush when he felt a bite on his butt. At that point Guzman reportedly screamed, "Ah Caramba', thus exposing the trap that the Marlin skipper had planned. The Oz and his cohorts were able to escape detection under the cover of darkness. Reached @ his compound in Caracas, Guillen told reporters;" Give me a ****** break. I don't know what the **** you're talking about. You mother *******'s. Get the **** out of here, you G** D*** AS******". Bud Selig and MLB had no comment on the matter.



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 3:49 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

MAYBE he nnd to spend more time trying to help his team win a world series then shitting poor animals



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 3:46 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

whip ado shit for him , it is not like he had to fight the snake to get it off the guy, and why is this dude giving props to Carpenter and Ryan for killing with a gun it take a big man to shit a poor animal with a gun , I guess when get paid mills to work half a year then you have a lot of time to go and kill animals maybe next week thay can go and shot some pool tiger



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Halladay helps rescue anaconda attack survivor

Hahaha, "They had to be fearful the snake would return, right?" Yeah except with the rest of the snake pack this time.  Snakes are ambush predators and are not gonna stalk their prey or return to 'try again'.  You damn city boys wouldnt last a day out there!!!


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