As we reported earlier this week, a Pocatello man will be featured in the Discovery Channel's "Naked & Afraid" on Sunday. The show airs at 7 p.m. MST.
Jeff Zausch offered us a list of behind-the-scenes tidbits that fans of the show might enjoy. Here is an edited version of the list he shared:
At night, a hedgehog-looking creature would visit our cave. We named him Steve. One night he came waddling out of his hole and fell right on top of Eva. She screamed so loud I thought she was being attacked. Then we realized he was just a harmless blind hedgehog. We decided to name him Steve, after the executive producer Steve Rankin.
On night 20, I was preparing our camp and I came across the largest black scorpion that I had seen the entire journey. I killed it and didn't tell Eva because I didn't want her to freak out. Then several hours later she had one crawl under her neck while sleeping.
Early on in the challenge my left foot became infected due to stepping on a thorn. So for about a week I had to squeeze white and yellow puss out of my foot every morning. I hid this from the production team because I didn't want them to pull me out like they did with EJ in Tanzania.
The most disgusting thing I ate during the entire journey was that alien-looking black bug that I found in the gully. It seriously tasted like urine.
The second boa that I killed was pregnant with eggs. But because we were trying to save the snake skin for a water vessel, we accidentally destroyed all the eggs while case skinning the snake.
A member of the camera crew asked me an interesting question: Would I rather receive a double bacon cheeseburger with fries and a milkshake, or tickets to the next Dallas Cowboys home game. I told him I would choose the Dallas Cowboys tickets. The entire crew was so shocked and they called me a liar. But, honestly, I would have taken the tickets.
After I bit the head off the lizard, my body was so full of adrenaline, I seriously felt like I was on drugs.
I still have my boa loin cloth at home. After I got home, I put it back on and modeled it for my wife.