A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

Snakes In Movies

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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

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Holes   (2003)
Spoiler Alert !

Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
Holes Holes Holes
"Can you dig it?"
"Some secrets are too big to keep hidden."

At the very beginning of this movie, we see a bunch of guys digging holes in the desert. One of them sees a rattlesnake outside his hole. (It's not likely one would be sitting out in plain view in the hot sun, but this is movieland.) He takes off his shoes and socks and holds one foot out so the snake will bite it, which it does, of course. That part's believable, but we don't have any idea what on earth is going on yet. Not a bad beginning. It got my interest. The snake is a Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, for those keeping score.
Later we see the warden polishing her nails with polish she says she makes herself with rattlesnake venom added to help the color. She says it's harmless, when it's dry, then scratches a guy on the face with her wet nails and his face swells up and has two huge scars for the rest of the movie. Don't worry, he deserved it.

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