THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: EEL HELMET
LOCATION: TERMINAL ISLAND, CA
DESCRIPTION: Contestants must escape from a helmet filled with moray eels. The contestant who takes the greatest amount of time to open the front of the helmet will be eliminated.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- Moray eels are equipped with strong razor sharp teeth that enable them to seize and hold onto their prey or inflict serious injury on their enemies.
- Moray eels have a double-hinged jaw, which enables them to eat large prey several times the size of their own heads.
- The moray eel is considered to be the top predator within the underwater reef environment.
Segment Producer Jason Henry tests the structural integrity of the eel helmet.
Animal Wrangler, Chris Giacolleti, carefully moves one of the larger moray eels out of the holding tank and into the helmet.
Grips, Dave Martinez and Steve Moreno, prepare the rigging to support the maximum 160lbs weight of the fully filled eel helmet.