Nagini?

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  1. Gruni

    Gruni Very Well-Known Member

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    Just sitting here watching Deathly Hallows pt1 and got to wondering. Is Nagini based on a real species of snake i.e. reticulated python or is it completey made up?

    I didn't think the more serious chaps would appreciate me posting it in the Snake Id section but hopefully someone like Longqi will sniff about in Chit Chat. :D
     
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    Actually Gruni I think you'll find the reticulated python is real ;) :lol:
     
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    Yeah yeah smarty pants you know what I meant. :p
     
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    In the books he's supposed to like 30ft long right? In the movie he's obviously a real snake, for the most part
     
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    I think they used a reticulated python as the model for the movies but in the books it isn't defined. I don't think he is meant to be a real species though since he is as big a giant constrictor but is also venomous
     
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    I wasn't worried about in the books but rather the look and pattern etc used in the movie. I wondered if it was Retic.

    I forgot that in the book when Mr Weasley is bitten that it is the venom that was an issue.
     
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    Yeah I thought it had a retic look. Anyone else think the Basilisk looks like a common scaly-foot?
     
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    The snake in the movies in entirely computer generated, no real snake used there.
     
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    You missed the point... we know it is CGI you couldn't get a snake to perform. :facepalm: But is the CGI completely made up or did the animator accurately base the snake on a real snake? Nemo was CGI too but they went to a lot of trouble to make all of the characters realistic facsimilies of the real thing... apart from the eyes and mouth movement.

    Ooops sorry Mcloughlin... I just scanned back through last nights replies and saw Matt's. Even in the movie Matt it is not a live snake and even though it may not be 30ft in the movie it is still at least the size of an anaconda at the least.
     
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    I though it looked like a mixture of snakes and pythons. Looking back it does have a bit of a reticulated pattern. Possibly a bit of burmese. With front fangs like an elapid, but a python shaped head.
     
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    if this helps the name nagini is defined in some asian,middle eastern countries as a female cobra like serpent
     
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    nag and nagaina were cobras in ricki ticki tavi :p
     
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    The female snake in Kiplings 'rikki tikka tavvi' is nagaina, so, like everything else she wrote, it's ripped off.
     
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    I said that lol
     
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