Natural Dangers: ABC points out that Iraq is full of snakes, and not just human ones. It's kind of a strange piece. If the weapons of mass destruction don't destroy the army, the snakes will. But, as an Army scientist points out, the U.S. Army already has a pretty comprehensive snake-avoidance policy. In addition to wearing combat boots, they do this:
"Our policy is don't mess with any snake. Just assume it's dangerous," he said. "Don't play with them and don't try and show off with one. That's when you get hurt."