Animals

James Bond sometimes crosses paths with Mother Nature’s creatures in varying degrees of importance. Some movies possess none, while others have animals that significantly contribute to a Bond movie as an important plot element or exciting scene.

Dr. No (1962)

Lion
Lion
MGM’s iconic roaring lion logo is the first thing you see when watching the first (and all) James Bond movies.

 

Tarantula
Tarantula
Sean Connery gets an unpleasant guest in bed when Professor Dent plants the spider, trying to kill 007. Technically not an animal per se, but this arachnid is part of a significant scene in the first movie.

 

Fish
Fish
Bond and Honey are awestruck by the large-looking fish in Dr. No’s lair. Dr. No marvels at it himself, and says the fish only appear large because of the aquarium’s 10-inch thick convex glass.

 

From Russia with Love (1963)

Blofeld's Persian Cat
Blofeld’s Persian Cat
The head of SPECTRE loves his iconic Persian cat, and has him on his lap throughout the movie.

 

Siamese Fighting Fish
Siamese Fighting Fish
Blofeld uses his fighting fish as an analogy for when SPECTRE strikes their enemies at their weakest from another fight.

 

Goldfinger (1964)

Horse Harness Racing
Horse Harness Racing
Bond visits Blofeld on his sprawling plantation, which includes an track with harness racers.

 

Thunderball (1965)

Great White Shark
Great White Shark
Largo tosses one of his goons into his shark pool for their incompetence in stopping Bond. 007 passes by one during his night raid of Largo’s headquarters.

 

Bull Shark
Bull Shark
These sharks are a factor in the underwater battle at the end of the movie. Some are even shot by spearguns.

 

Lobster
Lobster
This lobster makes a cameo during the intense underwater battle at the end of the movie. Look out!

 

Octopus
Octopus
An octopus is another innocent bystander that makes a cameo during the underwater battle.

 

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Blofeld's Persian Cat
Blofeld’s Persian Cat
The cat makes another appearance in this movie on the head of SPECTRE’s lap.

 

Casino Royale  (1967)

Pheasant Hunting
Pheasant Hunting
Sir James Bond goes pheasant hunting and avoids getting killed by pheasant-shaped missiles in the process

 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Bull
Bull
Bond meets with Marc-Ange Draco at his birthday in Portugal, where a festive bullfight is held. They discuss the whereabouts of Blofeld and Bond falls in love with his daughter, Tracy.

 

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Blofeld's Persian Cat
Blofeld’s Persian Cat
Blofeld’s cat meows and makes a quick appearance at the end of this movie’s open sequence wearing a diamond necklace.

 

Scorpion
Scorpion
Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd kill an African diamond-smuggling dentist after swapping money for diamonds by placing this scorpion in the back of his shirt.

 

Live and Let Die (1973)

Emerald Tree Boa
Emerald Tree Boa
Although non-poisonous, this snake is successfully used to scare a captive at a voodoo ceremony during the opening sequence.

 

Speckled Kingsnake
Speckled Kingsnake
This snake makes an appearance in Bond’s bathroom. Luckily, Bond uses his flammable aftershave to kill it.

 

Alligators and Crocodiles
Alligators and Crocodiles
Henchman Tee Hee brings Bond to an alligator and crocodile farm on the bayou behind one of Mr. Big’s operations. Luckily, Bond hops his way out of danger in a memorable scene from the movie.

 

Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark
Kananga hangs a tied-up Bond and Solitaire helplessly over a shark tank. Luckily, Bond breaks free with the help of his saw watch to cut the rope.