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Q&A: Dominic Monaghan on his new TV show Wild Things

In his new travel-adventure series, the former Lost and Lord of the Rings star answers the call of the wild—and survives to tell the tale. Plus, the wildest things he has ever done.

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We asked Monaghan about the most bizarre things he’s ever seen while on the road.

The wildest thing he’s ever witnessed in person:
“I was in Thailand when I saw two 10-year-olds fighting in Muay Thai kickboxing. I was horrified that they were getting in the ring!”

The wildest, most life-threatening thing he’s ever done:
“I’ve been pretty close to death a few times. But if I had to pick one... I did the biggest bungee jump in the world in New Zealand. I felt my heart in my chest the entire time.”

The wildest thing he’s ever eaten:
“Beetles and baby bees in Thailand.”

The wildest thing that’s happened on Wild Things:
“I managed to wrestle a cobra that raced toward me in Vietnam. I encountered a rattlesnake in Guatemala that I couldn’t calm down. There was also this huge 230-pound python, maybe 12 to 14 feet long that I had a minitussle with until it got tired and fell asleep on me—snoring.”

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