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Snakes in Movies
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All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
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Want to Kill You!
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Kinds of Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas
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and Swamps
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Snakes In
Snakes in
Asian Movies
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Australian Movies
Herps in
James Bond Movies
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Snakes in Movies
Monsters of the Past (1923)
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
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This is a very short silent film released in 1923 made by sculptor Virgini May. It uses elements from an earlier short released in 1918 "The Ghost of Slumber Mountain" which is reported to be the first movie to combine live action and stop-motion together. There is a short scene in both movies where we see a snake, then a large bird, then we see the bird with a snake in its bill. The first snake we see appears to be real, then the bird and the snake it is eating are stop-motion.

You can watch both shorts and read more about them on The SilverScream -
The Ghost of Slumber Mountain
Monsters of the Past