Roy Halladay helped rescue a naked man that was attacked by a giant snake in the Amazon

Back in January, there was a story floating around about Roy Halladay being part of a fishing expedition that helped tow a naked man’s boat.  From there, the story got twisted and all of a sudden, Halladay was said to have been wrestling giant snakes in the Amazon.

While a “Roy Halladay was wrestling giant snakes!” story would be the best thing since sliced bread, it unfortunately didn’t happen that way.  But the real story isn’t too shabby either.

Here’s Halladay reminiscing about the ordeal:

“I was not wrestling snakes. I was nowhere near snakes. We were just driving back. We had been fishing all day and we were on the boat driving back and we happened to see a guy sitting on the shore line without clothes. We couldn’t talk to him. The guides had to talk to him. They were speaking Portuguese. He had been attacked by a snake and escaped, but it had ripped the engine off the boat and left all his stuff out in the middle of the river. So we picked up his stuff and drove him back to his tribe, I guess you would call it.

“What he was doing is he had nets underwater because he was diving for Aquarium fish. When he was diving for the fish the snake bit him on the backside and started wrapping him and when he was getting away from it, it pulled the shorts off him. So he swam to the banks and I guess the next closest thing for the snake to grab was the boat engine.

“By far I’ve told that story more than any other story I’ve ever had. And I’ve got the guys I went fishing with to thank for leaking it.”

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