Also, elephant or tiger encounters. Any sources on those? My dad served in Vietnam in 1968-69 in the Marine Corps, 1st Division Recon. He said he woke up one to a tiger sniffing around night ...
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- Also, tiger or elephant encounters. Any sources on those?
- My dad served in Vietnam in 1968-69 in the Marine Corps, 1st Division Recon. He said he woke up one night to a tiger sniffing around his stuff looking for something to eat. Dad laid perfectly still while the tiger rummaged through everyone's things. When the tiger couldn't find anything he stepped directly over Dad and walked away from where he and his buds were camped. No one was hurt, thankfully. Another night one of his buds woke up to a snake nestled right in his crotch. I don't remember what kind of snake Dad said it was, but it was definitely venomous. I guess it was cold or something and was sleeping in the guy's crotch to stay warm. The guy had to lay still for about two hours while Dad and the others cut sticks of bamboo and used them to blow cigarette smoke at the snake, hoping it would get annoyed and leave. Eventually it did.
- Second hand smoke saves lives
- no hands snek kill lifes
- Another night one of his buds woke up to a snake nestled right in his crotch. So, a literal trouser snake?
- Never leave the boat!
- Unless you're going all the way
- There are recorded instances of guys getting eaten by tigers, but only after they were killed. I remember reading a report by an Army doctor saying they brought in one guy who was chewed up pretty good. Said the tiger ate most of the guy's head.
- until you get ambushed because you weren't properly safety briefed and didn't know not to fack with the wildlife
- Except the tiger has home field advantage.
- Lol you wouldn't even know the tiger was there until it bites into your neck. They're silent, especially in the jungle during war when there's many many other noises you'd pay attention to.
- If a firefight was underway, a tiger wouldn't be anywhere near there. The noise would keep them away
- I don't think a tiger is going to cause many casualties when everyone is armed with assault weapons, and in groups.
- I have read that the viet kong had poisonous snakes and scorpions in traps in their tunnels
- This is the real reason for the massive carpet bombing campaign during the Vietnam War.
- According to paleontology, these things were once up to 6 feet long. Edit: Typo (sorry for the confusion)
- Actually Arthropleura were more closely related to millipedes. Read more comments