The one about Roy Halladay saving a naked tribe member from a giant snake

The story of Roy Halladay saving a man from a giant snake has drawn a lot of attention from fans. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Note: This post has been updated.


You've waited all offseason to hear Roy Halladay's side of the story. Well, you won't be disappointed. The Phillies ace was on a fishing expedition on the Amazon River when he and professional fisherman Skeet Reese happened upon a. . .

Well, Halladay says it is his favorite story, so we'll let him take it from here. . .

"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."