Creatures strike the fancy of Rings star
Monaghan (pictured) is convinced respect can ward off wildlife attacks. The Lord of the Rings actor partnered with BBC America on his upcoming eight-episode TV series Wild Things. Monaghan flew all over the world to commune with creatures including flesh-eating ants, centipedes and giant cockroaches. The star loves animals and tries his best to honour them when he is in the wild. ‘‘As long as you’re respectful and have a smile on your face, fingers crossed that you’ll survive.’’ Monaghan has a particular strategy he uses often when he comes face to face with poisonous snakes. He always puts a strike-and-a-half distance between himself and the reptile. ‘‘Up until now that’s worked,’’ says Monaghan. ‘‘We’re all very, very conscious of the way to behave when you encounter venomous snakes. We take every precaution safety-wise to not get bit.’’
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