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National Guard Snake Eaters

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Spc. Larry Sloan (left), and Spc. Amber Davis (right), examine a snake Sloan foraged during survival training near the Mount Morris Dam Thursday, April 22.
The two Soldiers are crew chiefs with the 249th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) based in Rochester which was conducting survival training at Mount Morris Dam, a facility owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Soldiers taking part in the exercise boiled and ate the snake.

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