Crea­tures strike the fancy of Rings star

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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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