Snake named after Harrison Ford

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Indiana Jones confronted by a snake
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Harrison Ford has had a Peruvian snake species named after him. The newly discovered species has been named Tachymenoides harrisonfordi to honour the actor’s environmental advocacy. The Star Wars actor, who is the vice chair of non-profit group Conservation International, said it was a “humbling” development. His legendary Indiana Jones character fears snakes, noted the BBC, but Ford said he personally likes serpents and “found a quick kinship with this one”.

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