Grey’s Anatomy’s Meredith Grey is definitely one of the bravest TV characters we know. Who else could fearlessly put her hand on a bomb, knowing she might get blown up? Or offer herself up at gunpoint to save her husband’s life? And as it turns out, the lady behind our favorite surgeon, Ellen Pompeo, is just as courageous — just in a different way.

Last week, Ellen took on the subject of many people’s biggest fears: Getting up close and personal with a giant boa. And she didn’t just pet it, either. She literally wrapped herself up in a snake big enough to swallow your pets whole, Britney Spears-style. We hate to break it to you, Ellen, but if you were trying to get glammed up, you picked the wrong kind of boa to wrap around your neck.

And not only did Ellen live to tell the tale, but she also posted a video on Instagram for all of us to see. “Snakes on a sidewalk,” she said. “#boutthatboalife.”

Sorry, Ellen. We are not about that boa life. Or any kind of life that involves snakes. Even when they’re behind glass. No thank you. We’re all coping with Sandra Oh’s exit from Grey’s differently, but we haven’t done anything so drastic as to cuddle up with a deadly creature just yet.

Snakes on a Plane: The Grey’s Anatomy edition? Let’s hope they hold off on that type of guest star for awhile.

Would you be up for holding a boa, or are snakes just not your thing? Watch the video below and let us know what you think! 

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