|I can't say for certain if this is Johnny Weissmuller (the US Olympic swimmer turned |
archetypal Tarzan) but I can say with authority that these are Indian Elephants!
|Grant Withers, the original Jungle Jim.|
The would-be man-eating lion seems to be asleep (or worse) but that wasn't my main concern.
|Irrespective of the purpose of the scene (I'm sure it will be immediately obvious to you), there's a|
very fundamental problem. Carpet Pythons Morelia spilota, which this undoubtedly is, do not occur
anywhere near the western deserts - indeed there are no large pythons at all in the vast sandy tracts.
You can see the scene briefly here, at the 1 minute 27 second mark; being technologically limited, and
unable to find a still of the scene, I photographed it from this promo on my computer screen, hence the poor quality!
|The black hairy ones are our ancestors - the tapirs (whose alternative name South American Tapir says|
it all really) are... well who knows?!
|As most of us could have told them, ALL useful members of an ant colony, most certainly including|
the soldiers, are exclusively female.
|Oops, sorry - only in South America!|
|Very nice, but the lovely plumed antennae tell us that it's a male - |
and only female mozzies feed on blood. Males are staunch vegetarians.
|Did they think no-one would notice it was an entirely unrelated and dissimilar American Robin Turdus migratorius?|
(Or that it is apparently stuffed, but to be fair the film was made 50 years ago - this year in fact.)
|Nigel was never going to pass muster as an Australian Pelican, which is essentially black and white!|