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15th Jan '18 6:16:21 PM Sharlee
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** In one episode they find the victim surrounded by possums. Again, no possum shows any hint of non-familiarity with humans.

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** In one episode they find the victim surrounded by possums. opossums. Again, no possum opossum shows any hint of non-familiarity with humans.



** In the sixth-season Episode "The Killer in the Crosshairs," the VictimOfTheWeek is found crawling with sewer rats that are not only very healthy and well-groomed, put patiently hold still to be picked up and then voluntarily enter transport containers.
** This extreme instance of the trope may have been the reason why the next time the show featured a body swarmed by rats (the seventh-season episode "The Hot Dog in the Competition), they averted the trope with domesticated feeder rats for the victim's pet snake.

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** In the sixth-season Episode "The Killer in the Crosshairs," Crosshairs", the VictimOfTheWeek is found crawling with sewer rats that are not only very healthy and well-groomed, put patiently hold still to be picked up and then voluntarily enter transport containers.
** This extreme instance of the trope may have been the reason why the next time the show featured a body swarmed by rats (the seventh-season episode "The Hot Dog in the Competition), Competition"), they averted the trope with domesticated feeder rats for the victim's pet snake.
13th Dec '17 8:45:07 AM SteelEdge
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DudeThatsMyGhost'', aspiring horror movie director Spencer tries to shoot a movie about a killer sea monster... played by his pet goldfish.
22nd Oct '17 12:21:07 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of {{Castle}}, the titular hero and FairCop Beckett are moving through a hidden alcove in the ceiling when Beckett tells Castle that even if he's scared, she doesn't think he should be rubbing her neck. It wasn't him, but a rat, calmly sitting there. Said rat barely protests when Castle lifts it off of Beckett by the tail.

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* In one episode of {{Castle}}, ''Series/{{Castle}}'', the titular hero and FairCop Beckett are moving through a hidden alcove in the ceiling when Beckett tells Castle that even if he's scared, she doesn't think he should be rubbing her neck. It wasn't him, but a rat, calmly sitting there. Said rat barely protests when Castle lifts it off of Beckett by the tail.
1st Oct '17 11:52:40 AM bweb
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* In one episode of {{Castle}}, the titular hero and FairCop Beckett are moving through a hidden alcove in the ceiling when Beckett tells Castle that even if he's scared, she doesn't think he should be rubbing her neck. It wasn't him, but a rat, calmly sitting there. Said rat barely protests when Castle lifts it off of Beckett by the tail.
8th Jul '17 10:33:45 AM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In "Low Budget", Frugal Lucre menaces Kim and Ron with his budget version of a SharkPool -- a kiddie wading pool full of pet snapping turtles that quickly retreat into their shells when confronted.
1st May '17 9:05:42 AM NoSpoilerz
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This is generally caused by the fact that wild animals are [[NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals really hard to work with]]. A wild rat might panic and flee realistically, but getting it to sit still long enough for the actors to show up is a challenge, as is anything involved in moving it. And the SPCA/Humane Society/local equivalent would be likely to object, too, since there's a much higher chance of the [[NoAnimalsWereHarmed animal or human handlers being injured]], which helps no one, so this trope is a AcceptableBreakFromReality when it's done for safety's sake. So as far as most directors are concerned, a tame ball python that barely moves is usually a better choice than a deadly jungle snake, especially since [[BellisariosMaxim no one will notice the difference anyway.]] Strangely, this often isn't averted with CGI, as fast, complex movements are expensive to animate. Very often crosses over with MisplacedWildlife.

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This is generally caused by the fact that wild animals are [[NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals really hard to work with]]. A wild rat might panic and flee realistically, but getting it to sit still long enough for the actors to show up is a challenge, as is anything involved in moving it. And the SPCA/Humane Society/local equivalent would be likely to object, too, since there's a much higher chance of the [[NoAnimalsWereHarmed animal or human handlers being injured]], which helps no one, so this trope is a an AcceptableBreakFromReality when it's done for safety's sake. So as far as most directors are concerned, a tame ball python that barely moves is usually a better choice than a deadly jungle snake, especially since [[BellisariosMaxim no one will notice the difference anyway.]] Strangely, this often isn't averted with CGI, as fast, complex movements are expensive to animate. Very often crosses over with MisplacedWildlife.
17th Apr '17 7:17:40 PM SomberCaelifera
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** In another episode the dead VictimOfTheWeek is surrounded by "feral" stray cats, which sit about and let themselves be picked up by animal control.

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** In another episode the dead VictimOfTheWeek is surrounded by "feral" stray cats, which sit about and let themselves be picked up by animal control. This does allow for a gag: the cats sit and stare at the team while licking their lips, distinctly unnerving Booth.
20th Mar '17 9:24:53 PM PreciousTerrestrials
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' 50th anniversary [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]], the 10th Doctor delivers a BadassBoast to what he thinks is a shapeshifted Zygon... but is in fact an ordinary rabbit. He's probably fooled by the fact the supposedly wild rabbit calmly lets him get close enough to touch without fleeing...

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' 50th anniversary [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]], the 10th Doctor delivers a BadassBoast to what he thinks is a shapeshifted Zygon... but is in fact an ordinary rabbit. He's probably fooled by the fact the supposedly wild rabbit calmly lets him get close enough to touch without fleeing...fleeing. Or perhaps because it's played by a lop-eared domestic rabbit.
** Earlier, in the final story of the classic series, vicious alien creatures called Kitlings were played by black cats with hair gel in their fur. A behind-the-scenes featurette includes cast and crew complaining about how unprofessional their feline co-stars were.
13th Mar '17 8:00:54 PM Sharlee
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* "Monkey See, Monkey Poo", an episode of ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' set in the Amazon rain forest, features a swarm of "deadly wandering spiders" played by (harmless) red-kneed tarantulas. A '''vegetative''' variant is also used, when the team divvy up a foul-tasting and exotic "vonvon fruit" that's clearly a dragonfruit from the supermarket.
11th Feb '17 11:18:49 PM JoeMerl
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* Spoofed in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', where friendly, curious domestic cats are transformed into vicious black "panthers" by... dubbing in some snarling.

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* Spoofed PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', where friendly, curious domestic cats which uses puppets that are transformed into vicious black about a third human-sized. When the villains sic their deadly "panthers" by... dubbing in on the heroes, they're played by house cats with some snarling.snarling sounds dubbed in. Likewise, [[BigBad Kim Jong-Il]] feeds Hans Blix to nurse sharks, which sometimes bite people in RealLife but are not very threatening. Also, at the end, [[spoiler:Kim Jong-Il's alien form is played by a normal cockroach]].
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