SURVIVAL expert Bear Grylls is set to be fined £2,000 for boiling a Bulgarian frog for his new TV show.
The ex-SAS man, 44, was filming in a nature reserve when he wolfed down a frog with dancer Derek Hough.
Getty – Contributor He was filming in a nature reserve when he wolfed down a frog with dancer Derek Houg
Bulgarian officials say Grylls, Hough, and their production team broke several local laws as they filmed an episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls in 2017.
In one scene, the pair swam in a Mount Irechek lake after boiling a frog for lunch.
An environment ministry spokesman said: “It is evident from the film material that during the shooting there were breaches to the regulations and rules of conduct in protected areas.
“They were entering and swimming in the water basin of the Karakasheva lake, lighting a fire, and catching and killing an animal.”
They were entering and swimming in the water basin of the Karakasheva lake, lighting a fire, and catching and killing an animal. Bulgarian Environment Ministry
Grylls and his team were accompanied by government employees on their trip, and the ministry is investigating claims its own officials failed to properly brief them on local laws.
In 2017 he was slammed an animal rights charity after stars of his Celebrity Island show butchered a baby caiman crocodile.
Fans of the Channel 4 show saw the desperate celebrities nine days in, starving and not having eaten properly on the uninhabited Pacific island.
Stars of the show found the caiman in a watering hole before recruiting more troops to kill it.
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In brutal scenes, Olympian Iwan Roberts, 45, and Corrie actor Ryan Thomas, 34, managed to wrestle the croc and plunge a knife into it after receiving training on how to kill it properly.
Elisa Allen, Director PETA UK, told the Sun’s Bizarre column: “Caimans are shy animals, and this one was a baby.
“They’re not a threat to humans, so taking a life for the shock value is shameful and cowardly and shows that the only real predators on this programme are the miserable celebrities and producers.”
Getty – Contributor The pair face a £2,000 fine
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