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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Joshua (1976)
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
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Joshua Joshua Joshua
Joshua is a black soldier who returns from the war and becomes a bounty hunter to track down the men who killed his mother while he was away. In one scene, as he secretly watches a man in a dry wash below him, he hears a rattlesnake behind him. He draws his gun and points it at the snake, but instead of shooting it, he decides to catch the snake and drop it off the cliff onto the man below. The snake lands directly on the man and immediately bites him on the neck. The dies in about a minute as we see the snake nearby and eventually it crawls away into the brush. It seems to me it would have been a lot easier and safer if Joshua had just shot the guy, but if there's one thing I've learned from movies, it's that rattlesnakes are always cocked and ready to bite whoever they're thrown at. The snake is the common movie rattlesnake - a Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake.

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