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12th Jan '17 2:02:50 PM MagnusForce
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The protagonist opens the cupboard in a haunted house and, terror of terrors, there's a rat inside. Everyone involved screams at the sight of the filthy diseased vermin. Except it looks like it's been recently bathed and brushed. And instead of fleeing or acting aggressive, it's looking expectantly at the actors for a treat. In really egregious cases it might even be white or multicolored instead of brown like a wild rat.

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The protagonist opens the cupboard in a haunted house and, terror of terrors, there's a rat inside. Everyone involved screams at the sight of the filthy diseased vermin. Except it looks like it's been recently bathed and brushed. And instead of fleeing or acting aggressive, it's looking expectantly at the actors for a treat. In really egregious {{egregious}} cases it might even be white or multicolored instead of brown like a wild rat.
12th Nov '16 3:06:44 PM LondonKdS
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* This is the truth behind the (largely tongue-in-cheek) sport of putting ferrets down your trousers as an endurance test. It is far less dangerous than hucksters claim, and far less cruel than ill-informed animal welfare campaigners sometimes believe - pet ferrets naturally enjoy both confined spaces and close contact with their humans, and in fact often otherwise have to be prevented from wriggling their way into people's clothing.
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12th Nov '16 5:31:49 AM erforce
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''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' briefly features a domestic-variety hooded rat in the cabin in the middle of nowhere.

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* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' briefly features a domestic-variety hooded rat in the cabin in the middle of nowhere.
12th Nov '16 5:31:24 AM erforce
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* Notably averted in the sewer scene in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. The tame white rats they intended to use became lethargic under the hot lights (and kept licking off their cocoa-powder "makeup"), so the producers hired someone to catch a sufficient number of real sewer rats. The ones seen in the film are noticeably scruffy.

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* ''Film/JamesBond''
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Notably averted in the sewer scene in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. The tame white rats they intended to use became lethargic under the hot lights (and kept licking off their cocoa-powder "makeup"), so the producers hired someone to catch a sufficient number of real sewer rats. The ones seen in the film are noticeably scruffy.scruffy.
** The beginning of ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' has a HollywoodVoodoo ritual execution where the victim is bitten by a venomous snake. Except the snake in question is actually a non-venomous emerald tree boa.



* The beginning of ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' has a HollywoodVoodoo ritual execution where the victim is bitten by a venomous snake. Except the snake in question is actually a non-venomous emerald tree boa.
* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' briefly features a domestic-variety hooded rat in the cabin in the middle of nowhere.

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* The beginning of ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' has a HollywoodVoodoo ritual execution where the victim is bitten by a venomous snake. Except the snake in question is actually a non-venomous emerald tree boa.
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''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' briefly features a domestic-variety hooded rat in the cabin in the middle of nowhere.
16th Oct '16 4:44:42 PM Evagria
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* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' briefly features a domestic-variety hooded rat in the cabin in the middle of nowhere.
27th Sep '16 11:35:22 PM foxley
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* Vikings: In Season 1, [[AdiposeRex King Aelle of Northumbria]] throws his captain of the guard into a SnakePit filled with plump, sleek, non-poisonous pythons. Said guard screams in terror as the calm, docile serpents slowly slither onto his lap and over his shoulder.

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* Vikings: ''Series/{{Vikings}}'': In Season 1, [[AdiposeRex King Aelle of Northumbria]] throws his captain of the guard into a SnakePit filled with plump, sleek, non-poisonous pythons. Said guard screams in terror as the calm, docile serpents slowly slither onto his lap and over his shoulder.shoulder.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief", a seedy alley is portrayed by the presence of a couple of sleek and well-groomed pet store rats. At least they are brown and not white.
25th Sep '16 8:05:03 AM Gitman
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** Another example from ''Raiders'' happens when Creator/AlfredMolina's character is covered with tarantulas. This particular variety is the Mexican Redknee, which make popular pets because they are extremely docile and have venom that is harmless to humans.
25th Sep '16 7:59:14 AM Gitman
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* The beginning of ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' has a HollywoodVoodoo ritual execution where the victim is bitten by a venomous snake. Except the snake in question is actually a non-venomous emerald tree boa.
25th Sep '16 7:52:05 AM Gitman
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** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' lampshades the use of non-poisonous (or at least less-poisonous) scorpions in movies. Mutt gets attacked by a largeish scorpion, and Indy says, "The bigger, the better... If you get bitten by a tiny one, don't hesitate to bring it up."

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** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' lampshades the use of non-poisonous (or at least less-poisonous) scorpions in movies. Mutt gets attacked by a largeish large but harmless emperor scorpion, and Indy says, "The bigger, the better... If you get bitten by a tiny one, small one bites you, don't hesitate to bring keep it up.a secret."
3rd Sep '16 2:35:08 PM jakobitis
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** Some of the snakes in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' are recognizable harmless snakes of types people keep as pets, though there is at least one actual cobra ([[FreezeFrameBonus behind glass]]). There's also one "snake" being played by a Glass Lizard, which while legless isn't a true snake at all. And of course, some of them are clearly just sections of rubber hose.

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** Some of the snakes in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' are recognizable harmless snakes of types people keep as pets, though there is at least one actual cobra ([[FreezeFrameBonus behind glass]]). There's also one "snake" being played by a Glass Lizard, which while legless isn't a true snake at all. And of course, some of them are clearly just sections of rubber hose. The snake in Jock's plane right at the beginning might count as a subversion as it really ''is'' a pet... not that this reassures Indy in the least.
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