This Brazilian environmental activist is committed to spreading awareness about the destruction of the Amazon forest.
But his method is something nobody should try at home.
Arteval Duarte took up the challenge surrounding himself with venomous snakes and stuck them one-by-one inside his mouth.
In a near eight-minute video clip that will fill most people with goosebumps, the South American environmentalist, who is known as the ‘Ninja of Serpents’ presents a tutorial on how to pull off a stunt that could prove to be near fatal.
But his cry for the public’s awareness towards the deforestation of the Amazon makes it seem worthwhile, at least to him.
Duarte, who shot the video February 6 in the western state of Rodonia, carefully takes control of each snake by holding its head and firmly placing it between his big and index toes.
The Amazon Jungle activist-turned-daredevil then grabs the tail and tapes it before placing the snake inside a clear case with the rest of reptiles.
Duarte later climbs on top of a board covered with dozens of metal spikes while dangling all the rattlesnakes with the stronghold of his dentures.
He takes a bite at the first snake’s tail and then lets go of it.
He later shoves fives snakes into his mouth at once as he stands on top of the spikes and then takes another bite at the sixth snake.
Duarte’s dangerous approach last all but 15 seconds before he stepped off the board.
The determined activist wasn’t finished yet with his protest as he placed the rattlesnakes over his head.
The Amazon jungle covers Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil, where 60 percent of the rainforest is located.
The Amazon is home to 1 in 10 of known species in the planet but it has been destroyed at a rate of 200 trees per a minute.
It could be left without any trees by 2030 if it doesn’t stop.