On a steamy hot day in the Philippines, the army base had gotten some calls and letters from the local people complaining of a huge snake that had taken some children and farm animals...my Dad and some of his men..."my Father was a Sargent"....took a jeep and a 50 cal. machine gun and went to the local villiage....well to his and his mens surprise on his way to the village they had to stop ...for a tree..well more like a telephone pole had come down across the single lane dirt road, so my Dad and his buddy Steve got out of the jeep to investagate...as they walked closer they saw it wasn't a telephone pole, that was laying across the lane, it was a HUGE snake...now my Father was a little freaked out...for he had never seen a snake this big before...being he was from Pa outside of Philly...so he went over to it to see if it was dead cause it wasn't moving...as he kicked it with his boot off the his left he heard the tall grass russle...there no more then 30 feet away he saw a head come up from the grass it was freaking huge he said....him and Steve hurried back to the jeep ....he got on the 50 cal. cocked it and opened fire, cutting the snake to pieces...when they were done the people in the village came out, and were so happy that the snake was dead they had a huge celebration that night..but the sad part was when the villagers cut the Snake open they found one of their little girls from the village dead inside the snake!!!!!
I just wanted to share that with you, as my father has since passed away, and thought it should be noted!
Sorry mate, but I think you Dad was telling you stories.