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NO! … Tell me it isn’t so … Well apparently there is a page in the 1970 U.S. Government Peace Corps Manual that is for volunteers who work in the Amazon Jungle. The page I’m going to share about was written by Robert Pelton. Pelton writes concerning what to do in case you’re attacked by an Anaconda. Apparently the Anaconda is the largest snake in the world. It grows to 35 feet in length and weighs between 300 and 400 pounds. It squeezes its victims to death. So this page is the strategy, the steps to take, if attacked by an Anaconda: If you are attacked by an Anaconda: ONE. Do not run. The snake is faster than you are. TWO: Lie flat on the ground. Put your arms tight against your sides, your legs tight against one another. THREE: Tuck your chin in. FOUR: 4. The snake will come and begin to nudge and climb over your body. FIVE: Do not panic. SIX: After the snake has examined you, it will begin to swallow you from the feet end – Always at the feet end. Permit the snake to swallow your feet and ankles. Do not panic. SEVEN: The snake will now begin to suck your legs into its body. You must lie perfectly still. This will take a long time. EIGHT: When the snake has reached your knees, Slowly, and with as little movement as possible, reach down and take your knife and very gently, slide it into the side of the snake’s mouth, between the edge of its mouth and your leg. Then suddenly rip the snake open … freeing yourself and rendering the snake helpless. NINE: Be sure you have a knife. TEN: Be sure your knife is sharp. While that is what I would call a situation that I would like to get out of, I do not know if I could handle just sitting there allowing a huge 30 foot snake swallow me whole. I have actually never considered joining the peace corp. Now I know that even if I am invited, my answer is NO!

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