A Guide to the Amphibians
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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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We Bought a Zoo (2011)
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A big wooden box full of snakes is delivered to the zoo. (Because that's what you do when you're in the professional animal shipping business, you just dump a whole bunch of snakes of different species all together in one box and poke some air holes in the top.) A curious 14-year-old boy opens it because there's no lock on it (of course not!) and we hear an explosion of hissing sounds. (We always have to hear hissing sounds when we see snakes in movies, even though most of them don't hiss.) The boy is terrified, and runs away leaving the lid open. Guess what happens - with still more hissing sounds - the snakes get out! The next morning we see the snakes lying around in the open in front of the house, barely moving, because for some reason, even they had all night long, they didn't all crawl away in different directions into holes and cracks and under bushes, never to be seen again, which is what would have happened in the real world. There's a nice assortment of corn snakes, milk snakes, ball pythons, carpet pythons?, gopher snakes, garter snakes, maybe a boa constrictor, and albinos of some species I can't ID. The boy and the zookeepers start rounding them up, including Scarlet Johannsen (who is now my all time favorite movie snake handler.) The boy gets angry at his dad, picks up a snake, and drop kicks it. (They used a fake snake for that part, for sure, they better have.) Nobody yells at him for hurting a harmless animal, but later ScarJo complains to the boss that he kicked a garter snake.

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