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14th Jan '18 9:39:38 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Literature/TheComfortableCourtesan'', Nuttenford's downfall comes after he loses control of his malice and sends Clorinda a live cobra in a parcel.
29th Dec '17 9:32:40 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In "How to Dial a Murder", the killer uses a pair of {{Right Hand Attack Dog}}s (and a TriggerPhrase) to kill the VictimOfTheWeek while being on the other side of the city.
22nd Dec '17 11:03:17 PM foxley
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** ** In "The Town That Rose From the Dead", once victim is killed by being constricted to death by pythons.

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** ** In "The Town That Rose From the Dead", once victim is killed by being constricted to death by pythons.


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* ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'': In "Prey", the murderer uses a ''tiger'' as their weapon of choice.
2nd Aug '17 5:55:35 PM foxley
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Inhumane Society" is beaten up, drugged and dumped in a pen containing vicious attack dogs that maul him to death.
22nd Jul '17 6:34:48 AM StFan
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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "[[Recap/MonkS513MrMonkIsOnTheAir Mr. Monk is On the Air]]", it turns out that [[spoiler:the killer, a Howard Stern-esque radio DJ, had trained the neighbor's dog to turn on the gas in the bedroom where his wife, the victim, slept whenever the dog heard a certain phrase during his radio broadcast]].

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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "[[Recap/MonkS513MrMonkIsOnTheAir Mr. Monk is On Is on the Air]]", it turns out that [[spoiler:the killer, a Howard Stern-esque radio DJ, had has trained the neighbor's dog to turn on the gas in the bedroom where his wife, the victim, slept whenever the dog heard hears a certain phrase during his radio broadcast]].



* OlderThanFeudalism: A vase (c. 480 BCE) and a poem by Pindar (476-472 BCE) are the first sources for the story of Hera sending serpents to kill the infant Heracles. Of course, it didn't work. Baby Herc just strangled the snakes and used them as rattles.
** Hera later attempted to kill Herky with a giant crab. Didn't work out either, but the crab got turned into constellation Cancer.
* Artemis had a bad day with Orion and had him assassinated by a scorpion. Both were turned into constellations.

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology:
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OlderThanFeudalism: A a vase (c. 480 BCE) and a poem by Pindar (476-472 BCE) are the first sources for the story of Hera sending serpents to kill the infant Heracles. Of course, it didn't work. Baby Herc just strangled the snakes and used them as rattles.
** Hera later attempted to kill Herky Heracles with a giant crab. Didn't work out either, but the crab got turned into the constellation Cancer.
* ** Artemis had a bad day with Orion and had him assassinated by a scorpion. Both were turned into constellations.



* ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations 2]]'' has Ryoken Houinbo (Sirhan Dogen in the fan translation), a blind assassin who's trained his guide dog to kill.


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* ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations 2]]'' has Ryoken Houinbo (Sirhan Dogen in the fan translation), a blind assassin who's trained his guide dog to kill.
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6th Jul '17 4:15:43 PM HeroGal2347
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler:the killer, a Howard Stern-esque radio DJ, had trained the neighbor's dog to turn on the gas in the bedroom where his wife, the victim, slept whenever the dog heard a certain phrase during his radio broadcast]].

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* In an the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', "[[Recap/MonkS513MrMonkIsOnTheAir Mr. Monk is On the Air]]", it turns out that [[spoiler:the killer, a Howard Stern-esque radio DJ, had trained the neighbor's dog to turn on the gas in the bedroom where his wife, the victim, slept whenever the dog heard a certain phrase during his radio broadcast]].
5th Jun '17 4:13:11 AM BigKlingy
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* ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations 2]]'' has Ryoken Houinbo (Sirhan Dogen in the fan translation), a blind assassin who's trained his guide dog to kill.
11th May '17 8:36:26 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/FuManchu is the acknowledged master of this method of killing. He is especially fond of this in the earlier books when he has access to venomous arthropods "unknown to Western science".

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* Franchise/FuManchu Literature/FuManchu is the acknowledged master of this method of killing. He is especially fond of this in the earlier books when he has access to venomous arthropods "unknown to Western science".
23rd Mar '17 12:24:30 PM Sharlee
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* A priest of Amun is killed this way in the period mystery ''Murder at the God's Gate''. The person who arranges it doesn't take any chance that the AnimalAssasin will be overlooked or wander away without attacking: they stuff ''five'' cobras into the target's box of writing materials, knowing that the intended victim (a temple scribe) is sure to open it and be bitten by at least some of the venomous reptiles.

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* A priest of Amun is killed this way in the period mystery ''Murder at the God's Gate''. The person who arranges it doesn't take any chance that the AnimalAssasin AnimalAssassin will be overlooked or wander away without attacking: they stuff ''five'' cobras into the target's box of writing materials, supplies, knowing that the intended victim (a temple scribe) is sure to open it and be bitten by at least some of the venomous reptiles.
23rd Mar '17 12:23:49 PM Sharlee
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* A priest of Amun is killed this way in the period mystery ''Murder at the God's Gate''. The person who arranges it doesn't take any chance that the AnimalAssasin will be overlooked or wander away without attacking: they stuff ''five'' cobras into the target's box of writing materials, knowing that the intended victim (a temple scribe) is sure to open it and be bitten by at least some of the venomous reptiles.
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