A new type of snake was recently found in the Andes mountains of Peru by researchers, who decided to name this species after the actor Harrison Ford.
“I have a strong aversion to snakes, Jock. I truly dislike them.” Right from the beginning of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” we discovered that the archaeologist Indiana Jones had a significant fear – he had a genuine distaste for snakes. All four subsequent movies in the Indiana Jones series have utilized this aspect of his personality in various ways, and it’s common knowledge that snakes affect Indy similarly to how Kryptonite affects Superman. Now, a recently identified snake species has been given the name Tachymenoides harrisonfordi in honor of the actor Harrison Ford who portrayed Indiana Jones, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Researchers recently discovered a new species of snake in Peru’s Andes mountains and named the variety after actor Harrison Ford.— Fan Flick 🍿 (@Fan_FlickOn) August 15, 2023
— Tachymenoides harrisonfordi. pic.twitter.com/qAYLgS9yg5
In a statement, Ford said “These scientists keep naming critters after me, but it’s always the ones that terrify children. I don’t understand. I spend my free time cross-stitching. And I sing lullabies to my basil plants, so they won’t fear the night. In all seriousness, this discovery is humbling. It’s a reminder that there’s still so much to learn about our wild world — and that humans are one small part of an impossibly vast biosphere. On this planet, all fates are intertwined, and right now, one million species are teetering on the edge of oblivion. We have an existential mandate to mend our broken relationship with nature and protect the places that sustain life.”
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