Madison Area Herpetological Society

Herptiles in Movies and Film

Herptiles in Movies and Film
By Eric Roscoe

Reptiles, amphibians, and even in many cases arachnids and other invertebrates have long been widely shown and featured in numerous different forms of TV, movies, films, books, and other media and popular culture. For good, bad, or indifferent, these animals are often among the most instantly and widely recognizable animals in society. Their depictions often vary considerably depending on the genra, plots or storylines, and other features or details they are used in. Reptiles and amphibians, which are collectively known as herptiles, or herps, have a tremendous array of relationships and interactions with humans both in the wild and in captivity. They are often seen or encountered in the wild often associated with adventure, science fiction, action, or other genras of films, kept as pets, in zoological institutions or other examples of captivity which may depict modern and contemporary trends in the pet industry in films and movies, and many other economic and socio-economic trends that are of interest to us in one way or another.

Members of the family Squamata, or better known as snakes, and to a lesser degree lizards, are by far the most commonly and widely utilized herptiles in films and movies. This is due to the fact that some can be venomous, have largely unfounded negative reputations or perceptions as man-eaters due to their size in some cases, or are otherwise perceived to be harmful, deadly, or dangerous to humans. Likewise, spiders, arachnids, and other invertebrates are often depicted in, or associated with horror genres since the early 1900’s. Crocodilians (such as alligators, crocodiles, and their relatives) are also frequently depicted in horror, adventure, and sometimes science fiction films or other “swamp” or “jungle” themed movies as man-eaters or predators of humans as well. Turtles and tortoises (also known as chelonians), as well as frogs, toads, salamanders, and other amphibians tend to be utilized less frequently in movies and film due largely to the fact that they are either more widely seen as harmless and less sensational, and/or tend to be normally be more secretive, inconspicuous, or less frequently seen or encountered. Unfortunately, many viewers and audience members still unnecessarily fear these animals in particular, and associate them with danger, added drama, or scenes of tension. As such, many people still possess negative predispositions that all reptiles and amphibians are to be feared and avoided when this is certainly far from the case.

This article has been created to document and highlight some of the many examples of misperceptions, as well as accurate, realistic, and otherwise positive appearances and portrayals of these animals in films and movies that do not otherwise use or promote sensationalism. Fortunately, attitudes and perceptions of these animals have been slowly changing as these animals become increasingly mainstream parts of our lives and society.

This article is also certainly by no means an exhaustive list of every reptile, amphibian, or invertebrate appearance in every film or movie. It is however, an entertaining and informative guide to those films or movies that we know of that feature these animals in them in at least one or more scenes, and focusing particularly on modern and contemporary films, as well as well known classics such as Indiana Jones and others. For the purposes of this article, we will be focusing primarily on live action feature films or TV movies, and excluding TV episodes or series, TV commercials, animated films, and documentaries (these may be subject to another future article). Furthermore, this article is not intended to give away any plot details or “spoilers” as they are often known for anyone who may not yet have seen them, but rather to simply document occurrences of these animals in these forms of popular culture, provide identification of the species by common and scientific names whenever possible, and provide a little of the context or storyline as to how or where the animal fits in. Also for the purposes of this article, movies and films about absurd sci fi hybrids, or those that feature unrealistic CG or animatronic animals that either cannot be identified to any particular species, or otherwise do not have real animals in them, such as Piranhaconda, DinoCroc, the Boa/Python series, and others are out for this list below. In addition, appearances of dinosaurs, Godzilla, dragons, cryptids, and other extinct, fictitious, or mythical creatures that may still be inspired by herps are also excluded here (unless they are actual herps made to look like any of the above).

If you have seen or know of any films or movies with reptiles, amphibians, and/or invertebrates in them that are not yet listed below, be sure to let us know about them and we will add them here!

Jurassic Park (1993): When Robert Muldoon was ambushed by the alpha velociraptor in the jungle, thereby meeting his death, a Common Boa Constrictor (Boa imperator) was seen crawling across a log as the second raptor watches.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997): When a group of hunters is chased under a waterfall by one of the T-Rexes, a tri-colored Milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum ssp.) crawls into Robert Burke’s shirt. This sends him into a panic thereby leading him to get eaten by the T-Rex.

Jurassic World (2015): After the laboratory is evacuated, several reptiles and amphibians are shown in terrariums presumably used to create the Indominus Rex and with some showing abnormal movements. These included a Caiman lizard (Dracaena guianensis). Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum), Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus), and neonate albino Boa Constrictors (Boa imperator).

Alexander (2004): Alexander’s mother, Olympias kept a collection of snakes in a basket. Snakes and depictions of snakes also appeared in various scenes throughout the movie including ball pythons (Python regius) and normal, amelanistic, and snow corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus).

Central Intelligence (2016): Jared, the airport security guard kept his pet snake, a Common Boa Constrictor (Boa imperator) in a cooler with his lunch, and named him Snake Gyllenhall.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001): When Harry visits the Reptile House at the London Zoo, he talks to a CG depiction of a Burmese python (Python bivittatus). Harry then uses magic to remove the glass, freeing the snake as it crawls out into the public. The glass then reappears, trapping Harry inside the zoo’s enclosure.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): Snakes were often shown in the Indiana Jones films, as Indy establishes that he hates and is afraid of snakes in numerous instances, often with “Snakes. Why does it have to be snakes?” In the beginning of the film, Indy is fleeing from a tribe of South American Indians and jumps into a getaway plane on the river, where he encounters the pilot’s pet Burmese python Reggie (Python bivittatus) on the seats.
Later in the movie, when rapeling down into an ancient temple, the temple is shown to be filled with snakes. Some of the animals that can be seen include monocled cobras (Naja kaouthia), common Boa Constrictors (Boa imperator), reticulated pythons (Python reticulatus), and scheltopusiks, or European legless lizards (Pseudopus apodus), which are actually not snakes.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984): While camping in the jungle at night, an actress played by Kate Capshaw encounters a Dumeril’s Monitor (Varanus dumerilii) and a Burmese python (Python bivittatus) that crawls onto her. Later in the film, as Indy and his sidekicks sit at a table of a Maharajah (an Indian prince), a servant brings in a large tray with a fake Burmese python replica wrapped around the centerpiece as a dish. When it is cut open, eels come out of the snake.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): In the scene where Indy becomes trapped in quicksand, a CG snake is used as a whip to pull Indy out. It is called a “rat snake” in the film, but species is indeterminate.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989): During a pursuit aboard a circus train towards the beginning of the film, a young version of Indy falls into one of the train’s cars called “House of Reptiles” where he falls into one of several open crates with hundreds of garter snakes (Thamnophis sp.). Another snake that springs up out of a pool crate is obviously fake.

Snakes on a Plane (2006): In this absurd and cliched, but certainly widely known American action-thriller film, gangster Eddie Kim arranges for the deliberate release of snakes from their shipment crates in the plane’s cargo hold in order to bring down the flight before it reaches Los Angles International Airport (LAX) for his trial. Various venomous and nonvenomous snakes escape and generally reek havoc throughout much of the film, although the ones that do all of the biting and attacking are animatronics or CG. More than 450 snakes were used in the film to represent 30 different species. Some of the live snakes that could be seen included a Burmese python (Python bivittatus), various kingsnakes and milksnakes (Lampropeltis triangulum ssp.) and (Lampropeltis getula ssp.), Boelen’s python (Morelia boeleni), and corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus). Some of the recognizable CG and animatronic snakes included various cobras (Naja sp.), copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix), rattlesnakes (Crotalus sp.), and Gaboon vipers (Bitis rhinoceros).

Snakes on a Train (2006): In this terrible horror B-movie, snakes escape aboard a train and generally wreak havoc. Many of the snakes are fake and plastic, CG, or otherwise animatronic. Some of the live snakes that appear, however include Ball Pythons (Python regius), Albino Burmese Python (Python bivittatus), various Garter and Ribbon Snakes (Thamnophis sp.), and Common Boa Constrictors (Boa imperator).

The Jungle Book (1994): In this live action version of the Jungle Book, Kaa is actually a CG green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) that guards and resides in King Louie’s temple with treasures, where he attacks Mowgli and soldier William Boone in two scenes respectively. On the cover of the film, Kaa is shown as a Common Boa Constrictor (Boa imperator), neither of which would be indigenous to Asia.

The Jungle Book (2016): In this version of The Jungle Book, Kaa appears in only one scene depicted as a giant CG Indian Python (Python molorus) where the character is female, and hypnotizes and attempts to swallow Mowgli.

Holes (2003): In one scene, one of the inmate boys purposefully makes a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) bite him on the foot to get out of his work duties. “Yellow spotted lizards” are also mentioned and shown in several scenes of the film, and are depicted as highly venomous  and dangerous, but are actually just Inland Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps) with yellow spots painted on them.

Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980): When Luke Skywalker lands his aircraft on Yoda’s home planet of Dagobah, several different reptiles with their own various planet names can be seen in various scenes in the jungle, on Luke’s aircraft, and in Yoda’s hut. These include a Green Iguana (Iguana iguana), Water Monitor (Varanus salvator), California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae), Burmese Python (Python bivittatus), and Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus).

Anaconda (1997): Giant CG and animatronic renditions of Green Anacondas (Eunectes murinus) were used primarily in this movie, and generally depicted anacondas and other snakes inaccurately. A few live juvenile green anacondas, as well as Common Boa Constrictors (Boa imperator) could also be seen in the film, however.

Anaconda: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004): In this absurd horror and adventure film, CG and animatronic Green Anacondas (Eunectes murinus) somehow make their way to Borneo where they are not indigenous and wreak havoc for the explorers in the film. Furthermore, the snake appearing on this movie’s cover is not an anaconda, but rather a Burmese Python (Python bivittatus). Crocodiles also appeared as a threat in the film.  In Borneo, these could have been Siamese Crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) or Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus).

We Bought a Zoo (2011): Character Scarlet Johannsen handles and captures a wide assortment of snakes that can be seen in, and escape from a shipping crate that recently arrived at the zoo. Species that can be seen include Ball Pythons (Python regius), Carpet Pythons (Morelia spilota ssp.), Corn Snakes (Pantherophis guttatus), Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sp.), Western Hognose Snakes (Heterodon nasicus), Tri-Colored Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum ssp.), North American Rat Snakes (Pantherophis sp.), and a few indeterminate species.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994): In one scene where Ace enters a Miami apartment and whistles to round up various pets, a Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) is among the animals that come out of hiding in various places.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995): Ace battles with crocodiles after being tied to a raft and going over a waterfall. He is also skating on two crocodiles on the film’s cover. These would have most likely been Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) if the plot is set in the fictional African country of Nibia. In another scene, a Burmese Python (Python bivittatus) is seen on a tree branch.

Home Alone (1990): Kevin McCallister’s older brother, Buzz keeps a pet tarantula, possibly a Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula (Aphonopelma seemanni) that is accidently released by Kevin after he is left home alone and climbs on Buzz’s shelves. Later in the movie, Kevin finds and uses the tarantula to escape from Harry and Marv by placing the spider on Marv’s face.

Crocodile Dundee Series: 1 (1986), II (1988), and In Los Angeles (2001): The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) played an integral role in the plots and storylines of these films as an iconic Australian reptile species.

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002): The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) played an integral role in the plot and storyline of this movie as an iconic Australian reptile species. Only a few other reptile and invertebrate species made it onto the filming set, including a Perentie (Varanus giganteus), Bird Eating Spider (species indeterminate), King Brown Snake (Pseudechis australis), and Inland Taipain (Oxyuranus microlepidotus). In one pursuit scene, Steve uses the taipan he encountered and captured earlier in the film to dissuade one of the poachers from hanging on by a rope to his moving vehicle.

Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000): When two car thieves steal a Hummer with license plates that read “Snake”, they find a Common Boa Constrictor (Boa imperator) inside the vehicle.

Night at the Museum (2006): In one scene where one of the night guards/watchmen is fleeing from the museum’s exhibits that come alive, he ends up in a jungle exhibit with two albino Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) that are hanging from branches.

Cold Creek Manor (2003): In one scene, several kids are using the home’s pool when a snake appears, possibly one of the Children’s or Spotted Python species (Antaresia sp.). The character Dorff catches and removes the snake back into the wild, explaining to the kids that it is harmless and attempts to educate them on distinguishing venomous from nonvenomous snakes, although some rules of thumb used are inaccurate.
As the house is being repaired, many other snakes appear in various scenes and locations and Dorff is accused of releasing the snakes. Snakes that can be seen include Reticulated Pythons (Python reticulatus), Tri-Colored Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum ssp.), Gray Banded Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis alterna), North American Rat Snakes (Pantherophis sp.), Common Boa Constrictors (Boa imperator), and Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans (2009): In one scene where actor Nicholas Cage walks into a room with two police officers photographing outside, he hallucinates in seeing two lizards on a table, a Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) and an Indland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps). In another scene, an American Alligator (Alligator mississipiensis) attempts to cross the highway, but is killed and causes an accident.

Frogs (1972): Numerous reptiles and amphibians appear in many different scenes of the movie including several death scenes where various characters are pursued and killed by reptiles.
-A Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) can be seen draped on a branch. A Colombian Black and White Tegu (Salvator teguixin), Cane Toad (Rhinella marina), and an American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) are also shown in the opening credits, as well as a Cottonmouth/Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorous) and Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko). Cane toads also are the species that appear throughout the film.
-In one scene, the actress encounters and Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus), where it bites her hand (clearly a fake mannequin’s hand).
-In another scene, several poisoned dead snakes (species indeterminate) are seen among other dead animals as Sam Elliot explores the woods. A Rat snake (Pantherophis sp.) crawls over Rover’s dead body in the woods, and in another scene shortly thereafter, an Eastern Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis) hangs from the chandeliers inside the house and another in the woods.
-A Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus),  and Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) also appear. Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi) also appear in several scenes, and Sam Elliott wrestles with one in one scene.
-In one death scene, tarantulas and Scorpions (indeterminate species) drop down onto one of the characters and attack him after he is shot in the leg in one scene.
-In another death scene, tegus, anoles, and geckos knock over jars of poison and chemicals in the greenhouse. In yet another death scene, one of the characters is pursued and killed by alligators.
-An Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is involved in yet another death scene when one of the actresses gets stuck wading into the lake while cottonmouths and other indeterminate snakes are involved in another death scene where an actor tries swimming to the abandoned motorboat.

Sssssss (1973): Reptiles appeared in numerous scenes in this film:
-Herpetologist and mad scientist Dr. Stoner had a pet Common Boa Constrictor (Boa imperator) that appeared in several scenes, and drank alcohol that he gave it.
-King Cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) imported from Bangkok were shown prominently in the film during Dr. Stoner’s venom extraction performances and during the final scenes where his injections are used to turn his interns into king cobras with their irises painted blue.
-Many other snakes and other reptiles also appeared in Stoner’s lab or elsewhere around his house/property. A Reticulated python (Python reticulatus) that was put into the cellar earlier killed and ate Dr. Daniels after freeing himself from being imprisoned by Stoner. A “Black Mamba” also appeared, but appeared to be a Racer (Coluber constrictor). Stoner’s daughter Kristina had an albino Chinese Softshell Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis), and Southern Hognose Snakes (Heterodon simus) were also used including one scene where an imprisoned Dr. Daniels was forced by Stoner to choose the correct key from terrariums containing the snakes to free himself with one supposedly being a “Hog Nosed Pit Viper” (Porthidium sp.).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows I & II (2010 and 2011): In one scene, Bathhilda Bagshot, who is Nagini the Snake of Lord Voldemort in disguise transforms into a CG rendition of a Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) and fights Harry. A scene in part II shows Voldemort being followed by a giant python, also a CG Reticulated Python as well.

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985): Pee Wee reluctantly handles and rescues a terrarium full of Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sp.) from a pet store fire in one scene.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013): One brief scene shows one of the criminal stock traders on the phone with a Ball Python (Python regius).

Jumanji (1995): A very large, animatronic Crocodile appears from the game along with monsoons and flooding in the mansion scene. Alan and Sarah battle with it, and debate on whether it was a crocodile or an alligator before it is flushed outside into the street when the doors are opened.

Kill Bill Part 2 (2004): In one scene, a Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) appears in a suitcase filled with cash, where a fake replica of the snake strikes Budd in the forehead. As Budd dies, Elle reads facts about black mambas.

Cheaper By the Dozen (2003): During a family breakfast scene in the kitchen, the family’s pet American Bullfrog “Beans” (Lithobates catesbeianus) is seen and mayhem ensues as they attempt to catch the frog with nets. Later in the movie, when Beans passes away, a funeral is held for him and he was said to be just like a member of the family, except he was green and ate flies.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004): Uncle Monty is an eccentric herpetologist with snakes shown around the house. Species that can be seen include Albino Burmese Python (Python bivittatus), Corn Snakes (Pantherophis guttatus), Albino Tri-Colored Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum ssp.), and a large Sulcata/African Spurred Tortoise (Centrochelys/Geochelone sulcata). Some animatronic and CG animals that obviously were not real included a two headed cobra, three eyed, red eyed frog, and a CG black adder, among others.

Life of Pi (2012): In one scene, a zoo in India displays a Burmese Python (Python bivittatus). In another scene, a wild Monitor Lizard (Varanus sp.), species indeterminate runs to and from the camera.

Casino Royale (2006): In a scene in Madagascar at a gambling pit, a fight between a mongoose and a CG cobra, possibly based on a Banded Snouted Cobra (Naja annulifera).

Python (2000): A giant, CG python causes havoc in this absurd and sensational sci-fi/horror film as a larg epart of the plot and storyline. A few live snakes can be seen in this film, however, and at least some credit can be given for offering balance in the way pythons and other snakes are portrayed. An actress named Lisa in the film brings her pet Burmese Python (Python bivittatus) named Lady G with her on a camping trip. The herpetologist Dr. Rudolph kept a Ball Python (Python regius) in his bag that he would bring out in a few scenes.

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001): Dr. Dolittle diagnoses two Aldabara Tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantea) at the beginning of the film. Dolittle then does a live TV interview with Steve Irwin where a talking American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) conspires to bite Steve and Dolittle. A Jackson’s Chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksonii) also appears as one of the recurring talking animals in the film where he has trouble blending in.

Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006): A fake, animatronic rattlesnake (Crotalus sp.) is wrangled in one scene as one of the talking animals with voice actors.

Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2009): An African Spurred Tortoise or Sulcata (Centrochelys/Geochelone sulcata) is seen in goofy glasses in a photo shoot scene. A Green Iguana (Iguana iguana), American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), and a Common Boa Constrictor (Boa imperator) also appear among the animals that chase down a network executive over an unfair contract.

Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015): While in the Nevada desert, Burt Gummer kills and cooks a rattlesnake in a clay oven with cactus juice. Another rattlesnake, a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) is also seen in a motor bike scene.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016): Although this is an animated film, several reptiles are shown, mostly as members of the Flushed Pets gang. Among the flushed pets, Dragon appears to be an Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) while Derick is a Crocodile or an Alligator. Even a venomous snake, “The Viper” is shown, and appears to be a large red Western Gaboon Viper (Bitis rhinoceros) that new members to the Flushed Pets are to be bitten by as a ceremonial ritual. The film does provide a small amount of balance to the perception of reptiles as pets however by showing what appear to be iguanas, chameleons, and some other reptiles as pets with homes.

Men in Black (1997): Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Gromphadorhina portentosa) frequently appeared in association with the alien Edgar the Bug. At one point, Jay starts stepping on and crushing roaches as Edgar is climbing a water tower, which offends and enrages the alien into confronting Jay.

Rango (2011): Although this is another animated film, the movie’s plot centers around an abandoned pet chameleon named Rango that must survive in the American southwest. Among the other reptile characters are Waffles, a Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma sp.), Bad Bill the Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum), and the villain Rattlesnake Jake, a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).

Skyfall (2012): In the Casino Macao, there is a pit with Komodo Dragons (Varanus komodoensis) where Indy’s fight/pursuit with bad guys continues into the Dragon’s pit.

Le Cercle Rouge (1970): In a scene where an ex-cop is laying in bed surrounded by beer, he begins hallucinating and sees a Common Boa Constrictor (Boa imperator), Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana), and a Uromastyx (Uromastyx sp.).

The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986): A Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) rescues Otis the Pug when he is stranded on some rocks when the tide comes in. In another scene, Milo the cat encounters what most likely was a Japanese Rat Snake (Elaphe climacophora) in a tree before falling into a pit below. In another scene, a Japanese Common Toad (Bufo japonicus) warns Otis that Milo is causing trouble in the farmyard.

Houseful 2 (2012): A young woman in the film has a pet Burmese Python (Python bivittatus) in a glass terrarium that bites an actor’s hand and another in the crotch, although this was clearly a fake, CG snake at that point.

Keanu (2016): When the characters Clarence and Rell go to a strip club to find Keanu, they meet the head of a drug gang where they are surprised by a large Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) crawling on the floor. Later in the film, a drug dealer is locked in the back of an SUV with a large Reticulated Python (possibly the same snake from earlier), which begins to consume him, although this is clearly CG at that point.

Naked Obsession/The Smile of the Fox (1992): In this film, a young woman in Buenos Aires has a pet Argentine Boa Constrictor (Boa occidentalis) that appears in several scenes.

The Freshman (1990): A Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) plays a large role in the film from the beginning when it hatches from an egg during the opening titles. The lizard is supposedly a Komodo Dragon smuggled into New Jersey to be served at an exquisite gormet restaurant.

This is Not a Film (2011): A Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) free roams inside director Jafa Panahi’s house, where it is his daughter’s pet.

Dallas Buyer’s Club (2013): An albino African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis) is shown in an aquarium at a strip club scene.

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996): An Albino Burmese Python (Python bivittatus) is used by a dancer in one scene.

Jackass Number Two (2006): In the Puppet Show scene, an Amazon Tree Boa (Corallus hortulanus) strikes at the penis puppet in its enclosure from a hole through a wall. A King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is handled and used in the Wind Tunnel scene. In another scene, a Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is handled in a ball pit. In Jackass 3D (2010), David Weathers makes an appearance and provides snakes for a snake pit, including Corn Snakes (Pantherophis guttatus), Milk Snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum ssp.), various North American Rat Snakes (Pantherophis sp.), and an Albino Burmese Python (Python bivittatus). The pit is actually filled mostly with fake, rubber snakes however.

Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Man’s Chest (2006): In one scene, an Albino Burmese Python (Python bivittatus) can be seen in Calypso’s hut.

Pirates of the Caribbean-On Stranger Tides (2011): In a river scene, the actress that plays Angie holds a stand in CG snake most likely based on a Tri-Colored Kingsnake or Milksnake (Lampropeltis sp.).

Nim’s Island (2008): In one scene, Jodie Foster’s character is frightened by a Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus) that makes strange trilling sounds as she bumps into a nearby tree. Among the other local animals on the island is Fred, an Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) and Chica, a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas).

Mortal Kombat-The Movie (1995): In a fight scene between Liu Kang and Reptile, Liu sends Reptile through a wall, causing Reptile to burst open and then mealworms, Giant Millipedes, and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Gromphadorhina portentosa) come out of him.