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If you've seen any of the movies, you know Indiana Jones doesn't like snakes

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. If you've seen any of the movies, then you know Indiana Jones really doesn't like snakes.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK")

HARRISON FORD: (As Indiana Jones) I hate snakes, Jock. I hate them.

MARTIN: That's actor Harrison Ford. And in real life, he doesn't actually hate snakes. And in fact, he's a longtime conservationist. Now there's a species of snake named after Ford. It's found in Peru, grows to about 16 inches and is harmless to humans. How's that for a namesake? OK, I'm going for it. How's that for a name-snake (ph)? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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