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Photo shows a snake slithering over a hidden US Army sniper’s rifle as he remains perfectly still

The Alabama National Guard is even using the photo, which has gone viral, as a recruiting tool

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 April, 2018, 3:27pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 April, 2018, 3:29pm

By Daniel Brown
The United States’ Alabama National Guard recently posted a photo of a sniper remaining still as a non-poisonous  southern black racer snake slithers across his rifle.

The picture of Pfc. William Snyder practicing “woodlawn stalking” was taken in early April during a 1-173 infantry training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base.

“Our snipers are trained to remain perfectly still for hours on end when in position and remain invisible to enemies and even wildlife,” the Alabama National Guard wrote in the caption of the photo on Facebook. Here’s just how close the snake got:

“It’s by far our best-performing post,” Maj. Andrew Richardson, a public affairs officer for the Alabama National Guard, told the Northwest Florida Daily News. 

The Alabama Guard is even using the picture as a recruiting tool, the Northwest Florida Daily News reported. 

You can check more of the photos from that day here

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