Botswana Troops Get Up Close and Personal with Wildlife before Anti-Poaching Missions. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Vince Crawley)

Botswana Troops Get Up Close and Personal with Wildlife before Anti-Poaching Missions. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Vince Crawley)

GABORONE, Botswana – Sergeant Omphile Machongo handles a snake at the Botswana Defence Force’s Snake Park and wildlife awareness facility October 24, 2011, near the capital, Gaborone. The facility houses an assortment of reptiles and mammals, allowing military members to gain familiarity with their southern African nation’s diverse wildlife before deploying on counter-poaching missions. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Vince Crawley)

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