01/30/2013 08:36 am ET

Dominic Monaghan Gets Up Close And Personal With A Python On 'Wild Things' (VIDEO)

Dominic Monaghan got up close and personal with a giant python in Vietnam on the latest episode of "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan." He explained that it would take two or three men to rescue him if the snake got a hold of him. They're incredibly powerful.

But Dominic had no fear, though the snake struck at him several times. "It was excellent hanging out," he said to the snake. When it struck one more time, he added, "You're cheeky."

Dominic was so at ease with the creature because of his great love for snakes. This could have easily turned into a show about a celebrity gawking at animals, but Dominic has a genuine love and appreciation for the animals that rivals any nature show host, and he's got plenty of knowledge to support his passion.

In this case, the fact that he's a celebrity becomes almost incidental. His is a true nature show by a true nature enthusiast.

See more dangerous and beautiful animals on "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan," Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on BBC America.

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