Marines learn to drink cobra blood at training camp in Thailand
Marines from the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment have deployed to the annual exercise as part of the Japan-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
The training covers amphibious assault, humanitarian relief, evacuation of friendly forces and jungle survival, which includes learning to eat insects and to drink, yes, the blood from cobras.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: A Marine learning to drink cobra blood during a training exercise in Thailand. Credit: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP / Getty Images