The picture, now being used as recruitment tool, was clicked during a training exercise on April 7. "A southern black racer snake slithers across the barrel of junior U.S. Army National Guard sniper Pfc. William Snyder's rifle as he practices woodland stalking in a camouflaged ghillie suit during a 1-173 Infantry training exercise Satuday, April 7, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base," says the post.
"Our snipers are trained to remain perfectly still for hours on end when in position and remain invisible to enemies and even wildlife," it says further.
The picture has gone viral and collected quite a few reactions on Facebook.
"Saw picture, thought, 'snake and bush'. Read caption, '...across the barrel...' Well, no kidding, look at that. Good thing I was a sailor, lol," says one commenter. "I'm not sure who's bravest... the sniper, the snake or a cameraman that will sit directly in front of a sniper muzzle," says another.
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