Johnny Messner plays Captain Bill Johnson in a still from Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. The film is one of a number of snake-themed productions Fox Actions Movies will screen in April in collaboration with Nat Geo, whose channels will show nature documentaries to dispel Hollywood myths about the reptiles. Photo: Reuters/Screen Gems

‘I preferred animal underdogs’: the snake expert helping Nat Geo bust Hollywood serpent myths

  • Sri Lankan-born herpetologist Ruchira Somaweera has been chasing snakes since his teenage years, and he has the scars to prove it
  • As part of a tie-up between Fox Action Movies and Nat Geo to portray, then dispel, Hollywood myths about snakes, he will put up a series of video explainers
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Johnny Messner plays Captain Bill Johnson in a still from Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. The film is one of a number of snake-themed productions Fox Actions Movies will screen in April in collaboration with Nat Geo, whose channels will show nature documentaries to dispel Hollywood myths about the reptiles. Photo: Reuters/Screen Gems
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