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26th Oct '17 11:14:54 AM TheWanderer
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* In ''Series/{{Vikings}}'', King Aelle of Northumbria has one of his captains [[YouHaveFailedMe who has failed]] him in fighting Ragnar Lothbrok thrown into a snake pit to die.

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* In ''Series/{{Vikings}}'', King Aelle of Northumbria has one of his captains [[YouHaveFailedMe who has failed]] him failed him]] in fighting Ragnar Lothbrok thrown into a snake pit to die.die. [[spoiler:Many InUniverse years later, in the fourth season, Aelle gets to do it again, this time throwing Ragnar himself into a pit.]]
23rd Sep '17 11:37:09 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In "The Twelve Wild Ducks", the heroine's WickedStepmother-[[ObnoxiousInLaws in-law]] kidnaps each baby she has and throws it into a snake pit, [[FrameUp making it look like she ate them]]. However, the snakes were less vicious than she thought, and wouldn't harm the children. When they're found again, they're still alive, and even playing with the snakes.



* In the 2006 ''Series/RobinHood'' series, Robin at one point is lowered into a pit of venomous snakes... that were [[YouFailBiologyForever clearly harmless boa constrictors]].

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* In the 2006 ''Series/RobinHood'' series, Robin at one point is lowered into a pit of venomous snakes... that were [[YouFailBiologyForever [[SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying clearly harmless boa constrictors]].
17th Aug '17 3:36:18 PM FGHIK
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This trope plays on the often [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent irrational fears many people harbour towards reptiles]] and arachnids. It likes to pretend that the little crawlies are tiny monsters programmed by nature to attack humans, and therefore [[PiranhaProblem will swarm in droves upon a hapless victim if given the chance.]] In reality, most such creatures avoid humans; stinging or biting us is exclusively a defensive behavior.

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This trope plays on the often [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent irrational fears many people harbour towards reptiles]] and arachnids. It likes to pretend that the little crawlies are tiny monsters programmed by nature to attack humans, and therefore [[PiranhaProblem will swarm in droves upon a hapless victim if given the chance.]] In reality, most such creatures avoid humans; stinging or biting us is exclusively a defensive behavior.
behavior... though, if the pit is too crowded to keep a distance, a defensive bite is probable.
17th Aug '17 3:33:31 PM FGHIK
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[[caption-width-right:350:Pythons? In England?]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Pythons? [[MisplacedWildlife In England?]]
England?]]]]
12th Mar '17 3:11:54 PM addick
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* In ''Film/ThereWasACrookedMan'' (1970), bandit Paris Pitman, jnr, played by Kirk Douglas, hides his loot in a snake pit.
19th Sep '16 10:55:46 AM Orome
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* In ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', a panel shows a family in a living room that inexplicably has a circular hole in the floor about three feet across, and is full of snakes. The dad is in the process of grabbing his kid, who is careening toward the pit on his tricycle, while the caption reads, "That was too close! Billy was headed straight for the snake pit when I grabbed him."
26th Aug '16 2:45:35 PM LordGro
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** In ''Literature/GestaDanorum'', ''Literature/TheSagaOfRagnarLodbrok'' and other texts King Ella (or Aelle) of Northumbria has the captured Viking warlord Ragnar Lodbrok executed by throwing him into a pit of vipers.

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** In After the famous Viking conqueror Ragnar Lodbrok has been captured by King Aella of Northumbria, Aella has him thrown into a pit of vipers to die (as told in "Literature/{{Krakumal}}", ''Literature/GestaDanorum'', ''Literature/TheSagaOfRagnarLodbrok'' and other texts King Ella (or Aelle) of Northumbria has the captured Viking warlord Ragnar Lodbrok executed by throwing him into a pit of vipers.''Literature/TheSagaOfRagnarLodbrok'').
19th Jun '16 3:25:23 AM Chabal2
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** Loki's less-than-pleasant final fate involves being chained underground while a snake drips venom in his eyes. Not all the time though- his wife holds a bowl to catch the venom, but when she moves away to empty it, the venom lands, and Loki's spasms cause earthquakes.
15th May '16 11:40:06 PM Chabal2
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* The searat captain Gabool the Wild keeps a scorpion pit in his castle. While every main character is arguing about who has more cause to kill Gabool, he ends up falling into it.

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* ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'': The searat captain Gabool the Wild keeps a scorpion pit in his castle. While every main character is arguing about who has more cause to kill Gabool, he ends up falling into it.
15th May '16 11:34:04 PM Chabal2
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* The searat captain Gabool the Wild keeps a scorpion pit in his castle. While every main character is arguing about who has more cause to kill Gabool, he ends up falling into it.
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