- Many social media users are expressing mix feelings about the jungle photos
- The photos of the soldiers were captured while in a jungle training in Ghana
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Photos of some soldiers from the U.S Army queuing to feast on python meat is generating a huge discussion on various social media platforms.
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The military officers were captured on camera with their Ghanaian counterparts in a jungle feeding on prepared snake meat.
According to a Myjoyonline report, the U.S soldiers were being trained by their Ghanaian counterparts during a jungle survival course in Ghana.
Reports say the training took place on May 19, 2017, at the Jungle Warfare School at Achiase military base in Akim Oda, Eastern Region.
The training marked the first time an African partner nation trained U.S. Army Africa soldiers.
One of 63 US soldiers, Spc. Bryan Young, who took the course, told Stripes.com in an interview that the python meat was “extremely spicy.”
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Another officer, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Moore, also said having U.S. soldiers taught by African instructors was “kind of a ground-breaking event”.
Bryan Young in his conversation said that the course, which taught jungle navigation, ambush offense and defense tactics, and survival tactics, was “eye-opening.”
“I don’t think anyone will forget this experience, to be honest with you. It’s too real, just the threat, the spiders, insects, getting lost in the jungle, hydrating,” he said.
Meanwhile, the U.S Embassy in Accra on Friday, January 5, 2018, thanked the Ghanaian Army for training their officers via Twitter.
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