The reason is simple: Folks are bat s#!+ crazy! Case in point:
When I heard this story on the news, I really thought animals, not reptiles. Was he paying homage to Snakes on a Plane perhaps? Damn!
For some, there’s no separation between fact and fiction. Hollywood’s purpose is to provide an outlet for the public to be entertained. For the few, Hollywood feeds their odd interests, behaviors and bizarre tendencies. Maybe they are the ones who should be producers, writers and/or actors?