Carpenter, Halladay get the save during fishing trip

Carpenter, Halladay get the save during fishing trip

Carpenter, Halladay get the save during fishing trip

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by MICHAEL SWALLOW

KMOV.com

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 3:51 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 9 at 8:42 PM

(KMOV) -- A fishing trip turned into a rescue for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter and Philidalphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay.

Carpenter and Halladay were fishing in the Amazon with former Major League closer B.J. Ryan and  professional fisherman Skeet Reese when Halladay and Reese noticed something.

A local fisherman sitting naked on a tree by the river.

They were able to figure out that the local was fishing in the river when he was attacked by an anaconda.

According to Reese's blog, the snake had bit the man in the rear end but he was able to free himself before the snake could wrapped around him.  The snake instead wrapped the motor of the fisherman's 14 foot dugout canoe and ripped it off the boat.

Halladay and Reese were able to help the man gather his gear and then they towed him home.

Although anacondas are not venomous, they're one of the largest snakes in the world and they wrap around their prey and basically squeeze the life out of it.

During the 2011 Division Series between the Cards and Phillies the close friendship between Carp and Doc Halladay was mentioned often. All three pitchers are former Toronto Blue Jays.

 

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